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FDA: Just Mayo Keeping Name Despite Eggless Recipe

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By    |   Friday, 18 Dec 2015 12:33 PM

The FDA has announced that Just Mayo, an eggless, vegan spread, can keep its name, despite complaints that mayonnaise, by definition, contains eggs.

The Food & Drug Administration's legal definition of mayo includes eggs as an ingredient, but Hampton Creek, which makes Just Mayo and other vegan products, has argued against being forced to change its name, Fortune magazine reported.

The company and the FDA reached an agreement to make some labeling tweaks on the Just Mayo and Just Mayo Sriracha bottles to make it more clear that they contain no eggs, an FDA statement given to Fortune said.

"The FDA and the company met to discuss the issues cited in the warning letter and worked together to address them. The company committed to making labeling changes to ensure its products are labeled in a manner that is truthful and not misleading," the statement said. "Therefore, the FDA considers the issues cited in the warning letter to be resolved and will issue a close out letter soon."

"Our outdated food system is the thread running through much of what’s broken—from diabetes to food deserts to the decline of our family farms," CEO Josh Tetrick, CEO of Hampton Creek, said on the company Facebook page. "From Birmingham to Boston, folks don’t believe good food for everyone is possible. But today's decision by a thoughtful group at our nation's FDA proves it is possible . . . We are enormously grateful."


Hampton Creek first became embroiled in controversy over its eggless mayo in November 2014 when Hellman's sued the company for false advertising, according to Mother Jones. The lawsuit, however, was quickly dropped when consumers attacked the company for what they considered to be frivolous lawsuit, MJ said, quoting a food industry publication. Emails even surfaced from the American Egg Board whose members were upset over the eggless recipe too.

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