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...

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