Goya Slams Class Cert. Bid By 'Professional Plaintiff'

By Jody Godoy (January 26, 2016, 5:43 PM EST) -- Goya slammed a bid for class certification by shoppers alleging the company hid the presence of a cancer-causing additive in its soft drinks, telling a California federal court on Friday that one has a "dismal" record representing other classes and another doesn't agree on what she wants from the company.

Thamar Santisteban Cortina and Jilliann Perez claim the company should warn consumers that three drinks contain 4-methylimidazole, or 4-MEI, a caramel coloring additive purportedly linked to cancer and birth defects. Goya Foods Inc. claims Perez doesn't agree on what the company should disclose on its labels and Cortina is a "professional...

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