Wegmans Ducks Vanilla Ice Cream False Ad Suit

Law360 (July 15, 2020, 2:15 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge has thrown out claims that Wegmans Food Markets Inc.'s vanilla ice cream is falsely labeled, saying the analysis from the proposed class's expert isn't enough to prove there isn't vanilla in the products.

U.S. District Judge Louis L. Stanton wrote in an order Tuesday that rather than proving Quincy Steele and Jimmy Arriola's argument, the mass spectrometry analysis they provided the court may simply have not been sensitive enough to pick up all the markers of vanilla.

According to the order, the analysis picked up vanillin in the ice cream, but not p-hydroxybenzaldehyde, vanillic acid and...

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