responded to the problem by first asking stores to voluntarily remove
products containing PPA and eventually requiring them to do so. The
agency has also made efforts to educate the public about the risks
associated with PPA.
Manufacturers of diet products and cold
remedies have stopped using PPA as an ingredient.
A proposed class action lawsuit was denied
on the grounds that individual factual inquiries would render the case
unmanageable. Indeed, the widespread use of PPA prior to the FDA taking
action would mean that virtually every American could conceivably make a
claim against at least one or more manufacturers. A court in New Jersey
ruled that PPA cases could proceed on an individual basis.
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