Condiments Reconciled

Unilever, which produces Hellmann’s mayonnaise, has ended its lawsuit against the maker of Just Mayo, an eggless mayonnaise product:

“You may recall that the multinational company had argued Just Mayo was doing ‘serious irreparable harm’ by ‘falsely communicating’ the nature of its product, which perhaps convinced meat-eaters to eat vegan stuff. The official FDA definition of what it means to be mayonnaise was invoked, and in general, the ugly specter of a looming legal battle over condiments upset the normally peaceful world of the sandwich-eating public.”