No Cows Needed For 'Soymilk' Label, Judge Says

Law360, New York (December 10, 2013, 7:39 PM EST) -- Finding the allegation “stretches the bounds of credulity,” a California federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a proposed class action claim that Dean Foods Co. and two other companies mislabeled soymilk and other products as milk when they do not come from cows.

U.S. District Judge Samuel Conti also tossed other mislabeling claims against Dean, WhiteWave Foods Co. and WhiteWave unit Horizon Organic Dairy because the companies executed an $800,000 Florida class action settlement in June with a plaintiff making the same allegations. Those claims related to the...
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