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Lutein settlement

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Cognis, Kemin reach confidential settlement in litigation related to marketing of companies' respective Xangold lutein esters, FloraGLO lutein. Finalized Oct. 15, agreement clarifies how each company will market its products, with Kemin marketing its purified lutein as FloraGLO lutein and Cognis marketing its product as lutein esters. Pact settles Kemin's December 2001 lawsuit alleging Cognis failed to provide labeling guidelines recommending customers use a generic identifier other than "lutein" or "free lutein" for products containing Xangold (1"The Tan Sheet" Dec. 10, 2001, In Brief). Cognis countersued, alleging Kemin made false, misleading claims about both products...

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