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• In San Francisco, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Judge Jeffrey S. White of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California acted appropriately when he granted Albertsons a preliminary injunction allowing it to use the “Lucky” brand name that Grocery Outlet claimed it had abandoned.

In making its original claim, Grocery Outlet branded a single store as Lucky. Since disputing the Grocery Outlet claim, some Albertsons stores have been sold to Save Mart, which is rebranding some of them as Lucky.

The case now returns to Judge White for further – and, presumably more permanent – action.

Forbes reports that on Monday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a meeting for “food companies, trade groups, watchdog organizations, medical experts and its overseas counterparts to share how front-label symbols, like the ‘traffic light’ system used in Britain, can improve public health.

“The FDA stressed the meeting was a preliminary step as it considers whether to establish a national symbol system. Any action is likely years away - and, even then, any system is likely to be voluntary.”
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