Sioux Honey Beats Class Action Over Pollen-Free Product

Law360, Los Angeles (January 15, 2013, 6:25 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday tossed a proposed class action accusing Sioux Honey Association Cooperative of marketing its honey product as “honey” despite the fact the pollen had been removed, finding federal and state law didn’t require the honey producer to disclose the pollen’s absence.

U.S. District Judge Edward M. Chen granted Sioux Honey’s motion to dismiss plaintiff Soraya Ross’ allegations that the company violated state and federal labeling laws and state fraud and unfair competition laws by marketing Sue Bee Clover Honey in California...
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