Blue Diamond Can't Shake Almond Milk Labeling Class Action

By David McAfee (October 3, 2013, 3:53 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday rejected Blue Diamond Growers' bid to dismiss a putative class action brought by a consumer who says the company's "all natural" labels on almond milk products are deceptive and unlawful, finding that the argument for dismissal "misses the mark."

Named plaintiff Chris Werdebaugh filed suit in May 2012, on behalf of consumers who purchased Blue Diamond's allegedly mislabeled items, saying that the Blue Diamond's almond milk and other products that are represented as "all natural" actually contain chemical preservatives, synthetic chemicals, added artificial color and other artificial ingredients. The products also list "evaporated cane juice"...

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