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In the summer of 2016, food inspectors at the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets making routine samplings of products found excessive levels of lead in Fresh Finds brand turmeric. Gel Spice, Inc., the company that produced the turmeric, recalled the product. Within a month, six more brands were found to be tainted and recalled. Although there were no reports of illness from the products, lead can build up in the body over time, and there is currently no means of removing it. A class action has been filed on behalf of Californians who bought the tainted turmeric, and we are investigating the possibility of a lawsuit to cover consumers elsewhere the country.

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This class action alleges that Publix Super Markets violates state consumer protection laws by marketing its Parmesan cheese as 100% Real” Parmesan cheese when in fact the product contains excessive amounts of a filler called cellulose.

This lawsuit alleges that retail food and drug chain Safeway, Inc. deceptively marketed and sold underfilled cans of tuna, in violation of federal regulations and California statutes.

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In this lawsuit, the plaintiff alleges that Iovate Health Sciences has engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct with regard to its MuscleTech and Six Star Protein products by packaging them in opaque containers which actually contain more than 40% empty space or "slack-fill."

This class action alleges that violations of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act by Dairy Farmers of America resulted in artificially high prices for milk and cream products. Brands include:

Snyder's of Hanover The Pounder Mini Pretzels

This class action alleges that Snyder’s uses genetically-modified, artificial, and synthetic ingredients in many of its “natural” chips, snacks, and similar food products.

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This lawsuit alleges that Chipotle violates consumer protection laws by claiming its food is GMO free, when in fact some of the ingredients are derived from GMO products.

Kettle Brand TIAS Tortilla Chips

A class action lawsuit was filed on January 9, 2014 against Diamond Foods alleging that five varieties of its Kettle Brand TIAS Tortilla Chips are “All Natural,” while in reality they contain unnatural, synthetic, and artificial ingredients, including maltodextrin and dextrose. The product varieties’s label displays prominently “All Natural” on the front packaging of the products, when they clearly contain unnatural ingredients.

This lawsuit alleges that Walmart violated consumer protection laws when it labeled its Great Value brand juice 100% Juice Cranberry Pomegranate yet the primary ingredients are water and cheap grape juice.

WHole Foods Evaporated Cain Juice lawsuit

This lawsuit alleges that Whole Foods violated state consumer protection laws in the marketing of various products in the “365 Everyday” product line.  Rather than disclose that these products contain sugar, Whole Foods labelled the products as contain “Evaporated Cane Juice”, which in fact is sugar.