Diamond Walnuts Not As Healthful As Claimed: Suit

Law360, New York (March 24, 2010, 12:39 PM EDT) -- A proposed consumer class action is alleging Diamond Foods Inc. misleadingly promotes its walnuts as capable of promoting heart health and preventing coronary disease.

The suit, filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, states that Diamond was warned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in February that its labels contain unauthorized claims about the health benefits of walnuts.

By not removing the unauthorized claims from the labels after the FDA warning, the company has violated various California state laws...
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