Consumer Seeks Smucker Recipe In 'Natural' Labeling Suit

Law360, New York (January 5, 2016, 7:58 PM EST) -- A consumer suing Smucker for calling its root beer "natural" although it contains artificial ingredients asked a New York federal court overseeing the proposed class action on Tuesday to order the company to give up its recipe, marketing studies and more.

Christopher Silva alleges Smucker Natural Foods Inc. and J.M. Smucker Co. deceived consumers via the labeling of their Natural Brew Draft Root Beer. Silva said in his most recent filing that the information the companies have handed over in reply to discovery requests has been "largely inadequate and nonresponsive," and asked the judge to make the company turn over its...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Attached Documents

Related Sections

Case Information

Case Title

Subscribers Only

Case Number

Subscribers Only


Subscribers Only

Nature of Suit

Subscribers Only


Subscribers Only

Date Filed

Subscribers Only

Law Firms


Government Agencies

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!