FDA Prohibits Hampton Creek from Calling its Product “Mayonnaise”

By on August 26, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) determined that Hampton Creek Foods, Inc. violated section 403 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act) [21 U.S.C. § 343] by misbranding their Just Mayo and Just Mayo Sriracha products.

Specifically, the FDA issued a warning letter to Hampton Creek which prohibits the company from referring to its Just Mayo products as mayonnaise since it doesn’t contain eggs and includes ingredients that “are not permitted by the standard of identity for mayonnaise, such as modified food starch.”

The FDA precluded Hampton Creek from asserting heart-healthy claims since Just Mayo containing a significant amount of fat.

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