ConAgra 'All-Natural' Foods Unit Sued Over Added Chemical

Law360, New York (March 1, 2012, 4:37 PM EST) -- A disgruntled consumer lodged a putative class action against a ConAgra Foods Inc. subsidiary in New York federal court Wednesday, accusing the company of deceiving customers by marketing products containing a chemical additive as “all-natural.”

David Eckstein claims that Alexia Food Inc. used the term “all-natural” on packaging and advertisements to describe its frozen food items, but that the products include a synthetic chemical preservative that “may lead to imbalanced levels of minerals in the body and bone loss if used in excess,” according to the...
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