On Tuesday, August 25, 2015, the federal government, through its FDA, sent a warning letter to Hampton Creek claiming the same thing, that ‘Just Mayo’ was not mayonnaise because it did not contain eggs. In part, the letter states that “the name “Just Mayo” and an image of an egg are prominently featured on the labels for these products. The term “mayo” has long been used and understood as shorthand or slang for mayonnaise. The use of the term “mayo” in the product names and the image of an egg may be misleading to consumers because it may lead them to believe that the products are the standardized food, mayonnaise, which must contain eggs as described under 21 CFR 169.140(c).” The federal agency gave Hampton 15 days to respond to their warning letter.
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