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Lawsuit targets Topco over micro-traces of glyphosate in ‘natural’ granola

| | November 15, 2016

Plaintiff Jason Scholder is taking on defendants Topco Holdings Inc. and Topco Associates LLC, the makers of Granola Oats, Honey & Almonds cereal sold under the Food Club brand.

Scholder says Topco has no business labeling this product as “100% natural” when it actually contains glyphosate, a purportedly synthetic substance.

According to Scholder’s Food Club granola class action lawsuit, glyphosate is “a synthetic biocide and probable human carcinogen, with additional health dangers rapidly becoming known.”

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Scholder argues that the presence of glyphosate in Food Club granola renders its “100% natural” labeling false and misleading. “No reasonable consumer, seeing these representations, would expect Topco’s granola to contain anything unnatural,” Scholder asserts.

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He accuses the defendants of exploiting widespread consumer interest in food that avoids artificial ingredients. By labeling Food Club granola as “100% natural” when it actually contains synthetic ingredients, Topco can induce consumers to pay more for that product than they would have otherwise, Scholder claims.

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, original post: Food Club Class Action Says Granola Can’t Be ‘100% Natural’ as Labeled

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