'Natural' Products Contained Known Toxin: Calif. AG

Law360, New York (June 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. has sued Whole Foods Market California Inc., Avalon Natural Products Inc. and two other natural and organic-care companies whose products recently tested positive for a carcinogenic contaminant, claiming the companies knew about the contaminant and should have alerted consumers that they were being exposed.

The lawsuit, filed May 29 in California Superior Court but made public on Tuesday, also names Beaumont Products Inc. and Nutribiotic. It seeks an injunction and civil penalties to remedy the companies' alleged failure to...
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