Suits Say Pepsi, Goya Masked Caramel Color Content

Law360, New York (January 24, 2014, 5:11 PM EST) -- PepsiCo Inc. and Goya Foods Inc. were hit Thursday with proposed class actions in California federal court accusing them of covering up how much of an alleged carcinogen is contained in their soft drinks, the same day the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is investigating the chemical.

Plaintiff Thamar Santisteban Cortina alleges Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Pepsi One and Malta Goya soft drinks contain an amount of 4-methylimidazole, or 4-MeI sufficient to expose consumers to substantial health risks. She also said the companies deceptively omit...
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Case Title

Cortina v. Pepsico, Inc.


Case Number

3:14-cv-00168

Court

California Southern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

Judge

Jeffrey T. Miller

Date Filed

January 23, 2014


Case Title

Cortina v. Goya Foods, Inc.


Case Number

3:14-cv-00169

Court

California Southern

Nature of Suit

Other Fraud

Judge

M. James Lorenz

Date Filed

January 23, 2014

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