U.S. court says food labeling lawsuit against ConAgra can proceed

SAN FRANCISCO Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:25pm EST

SAN FRANCISCO Feb 20 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Thursday revived a lawsuit against ConAgra Foods Inc over the amount of sodium the company discloses on sunflower seed packages.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco found that federal law does not preempt claims that the sodium content of edible coating on sunflower seed shells must be disclosed on the package.