Whole Foods Facing Consumer Suit Over 'All Natural' Snacks

Law360, New York (November 12, 2013, 12:56 PM EST) -- Whole Foods Market Inc. was hit Friday in California federal court with a proposed class action accusing it of falsely advertising baked goods such as banana muffins, chocolate chip cookies and apple pie as being “all natural,” even though they contain synthetic chemical ingredients.

Plaintiffs Mary and Grace Garrison allege the products, which contain sodium acid pyrophosphate and other synthetic ingredients such as maltodextrin, were part of false and dishonest advertising by Whole Foods they say was intended to induce consumers to purchase the baked goods...
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