ConAgra Pasta Sauce Claims Stay On Table

Law360, New York (February 3, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has refused to throw out a putative class action accusing ConAgra Foods Inc. of deceptively advertising that its Healthy Choice pasta sauce is "all natural" even though it contains high fructose corn syrup.

The plaintiffs' claims aren't preempted by the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act or by U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, as ConAgra had argued, Judge Charles R. Breyer said in an order Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District...
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