ConAgra Sued Over 'All-Natural,' Antioxidant Claims

Law360, Chicago (April 4, 2012, 3:41 PM EDT) -- ConAgra Foods Inc. was hit with a putative class action Monday in California accusing it of luring health-conscious consumers by falsely or misleadingly claiming its canned tomatoes, cooking sprays and hot cocoa were 100 percent natural or contained certain antioxidants and nutrients.

Named plaintiff Levi Jones, seeking to represent a class of California consumers, asserts that ConAgra has violated California's deceptive advertising and fraudulent and unfair business practices laws as well as the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act by using "unlawful, false and misleading nutrient content and health claims to promote and market its misbranded food products."

According to the federal court...

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