Starbucks Drinkers Seeing Red Over 'Bug Dye,' Suit Says

Law360, New York (May 29, 2012, 4:52 PM EDT) -- Starbucks Corp. was slapped with a putative class action in California on Friday that accused the company of failing to alert consumers that it used red dye made from crushed beetle carcasses in certain food and beverage products.

The complaint, which included allegations of false advertising, unfair business practices and fraud, said named plaintiff Shaun Anderson and others bought food and drinks containing extract derived from crushed red-colored beetles and would not have done so had they known they'd be sipping or munching on insect-derived dye....
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