Cargill's 'Natural' Truvia Has Synthetic Ingredients, Suit Says

Law360, Chicago (July 12, 2013, 3:02 PM ET) -- Cargill Inc. is facing a putative nationwide class action in Hawaii federal court alleging it has falsely marketed its Truvia stevia sweetener as natural when the product's main ingredients are actually synthetic or highly chemically processed, according to a complaint made available Thursday.

Plaintiff Denise Howerton alleges that while Cargill has touted Truvia as a natural sweetener made primarily from the stevia plant, the stevia extract Rebaudioside A, or Reb A, comprises only 1 percent of the product and is actually a highly chemically processed and...
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Case Information

Case Title

v. Howerton et al

Case Number

1:13-cv-00336

Court

Hawaii

Nature of Suit

Fraud or Truth-In-Lending

Judge

LESLIE E. KOBAYASHI

Date Filed

July 8, 2013

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