Ketan Vakil is the founder and owner of Gourmend Foods, a small business that sells easy to digest, low-FODMAP foods.
Under current regulations from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Ketan is not allowed to label his products as “low-FODMAP,” even though the statement is factually true. The reason? “Low-FODMAP” is not on the government’s outdated list of pre-approved “nutrition claims.”
These restrictions violate the First Amendment rights of Ketan and his customers, and make it harder for those with sensitive stomachs to find low-FODMAP foods. That’s why Ketan and a customer named Michelle Przybocki have teamed with IJ to file a federal lawsuit against this label censorship.
Commercial Speech | First Amendment | Food Freedom
Lawsuit seeks to strike down regulations that prevent businesses from truthfully labeling products
The First Amendment does not allow the government to decide which facts consumers are allowed to know. Yet the federal government is preventing tens of millions of Americans with sensitive stomachs from receiving the information…