'Healthy' Coconut Oil Maker Hit With Calif. Labeling Suit

By Jody Godoy (February 5, 2016, 2:38 PM EST) -- A shopper has launched a proposed class action against a company that touts its coconut oil as "healthy" in California state court, claiming the company misleads consumers into thinking the product is good for them when it is almost entirely made up of saturated fat.

Amy Boulton claimed on Wednesday that Carrington Tea Co. LLC's Carrington Farms extra virgin coconut oil and coconut cooking oil has been deceiving consumers since it hit the market in 2013. The product's label includes health claims that violate U.S. Food and Drug Administration guidelines along with the state's False Advertising Law, Unfair Competition Law, and Consumer Legal Remedies Act,...

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