Twinings' Tea Antioxidant Claims Misleading, Suit Says

Law360, New York (September 21, 2012, 1:58 PM EDT) -- Twinings North America Inc. misleads consumers about the health benefits and antioxidant properties of its 50-plus varieties of tea by failing to meet federal labeling requirements, according to a class action amended in California federal court Thursday.

Lead plaintiff Nancy Lanovaz claims Twinings promotes the presence of antioxidants in its tea products and their alleged health and nutrient benefits, but fails to properly detail what nutrients are subject to the claim, in violation of California laws she says are identical to U.S. Food and Drug Administration...
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