Whole Foods, Target Hawking Lead-Laced Candies, Suit Says

Law360, New York (May 1, 2013, 5:39 PM EDT) -- Whole Foods Market Inc., Target Corp., Trader Joe’s Co. and several other retailers are allegedly selling ginger and plum candies that contain lead, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by the state of California.

The state said in its complaint, brought under a part of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, also known as Proposition 65, that it seeks to remedy the defendants’ failure to warn consumers that lead is contained in the candy and food products that they sell, manufacture or distribute for...
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