Gerber Faces Class Action Over Lead In Juice

Law360, New York (January 11, 2011, 2:18 PM EST) -- A putative class of consumers has accused food companies Gerber Products Co. and Hain Celestial Group Inc. of marketing and selling apple juice known to contain lead.

The plaintiffs' amended complaint, filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, says that Gerber and Hain, a natural and organic foods company, should have known that their products contained lead in amounts that could harm children.

By not putting warnings or disclosures on these products, the two companies engaged in deceptive and unfair...
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