A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Anheuser-Busch to stop using Bud Light packaging that implies that MillerCoors beers contain corn syrup.
The decision by Milwaukee-based U.S. District Judge William Conley allows a “use-up” which means that AB can use the packaging it has until it runs out, or until March 2020, whichever comes first. The decision says that as of June 6, Anheuser-Busch had printed 64 million packages worth $27.7 million with the “No Corn Syrup” icon.
The order extends an injunction issued in May that barred Anheuser-Busch from making those claims in television, billboard and print advertising.
The cardboard packaging on Bud Light six-packs, 12-packs and 24-packs says “No Corn Syrup” in bold letters and invites customers to visit a web site where it lists its ingredients.