ConAgra Marketing Action Over GMOs In Cooking Oil Nixed

Law360, New York (November 28, 2011, 4:17 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a proposed class action accusing ConAgra Foods Inc. of misleadingly labeling cooking oils as 100 percent natural when they were made from genetically modified plants, ruling the lawsuit's allegations lacked specificity.

The suit is part of multidistrict litigation attacking ConAgra's marketing of Wesson-brand canola oil, corn oil, vegetable oil and Best Blend, which have labels that feature the phrase "100% Natural" in large print.

Plaintiff Robert Briseno brought the putative class action on behalf of U.S. consumers who have...
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