Wal-Mart Accused Of Using Wood Pulp In Grated Parmesan

Law360, New York (February 23, 2016, 4:47 PM EST) -- Wal-Mart was smacked Tuesday with a proposed national class action in New York federal court over the superstore's in-house brand of purportedly pure grated parmesan cheese, which allegedly contains a significant amount of fillers like wood pulp.

Marc Moschetta of Dutchess County, New York told the court that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. sells its Great Value brand grated parmesan cheese at locations throughout the U.S., with a label falsely stating the contents are 100 percent parmesan cheese.

Independent lab testing on the cheese product has shown it actually contains "significant quantities of adulterants and fillers" and between 7 percent to 10 percent...

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