Whole Foods Hit With Class Action Over Supplement Claims

Law360, Chicago (January 10, 2017, 3:59 PM EST) -- Whole Foods Market Inc. was hit with a putative class action in Illinois federal court Monday, accusing the grocer of falsely marketing its St. John’s Wort supplement product as “standardized” when testing reveals different bottles contain different amounts of the active ingredient.

The suit, filed on behalf of any consumer who has purchased the product, claims Whole Foods violated the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act as well as similar state laws when it put the word “standardized” on the front of the product’s packaging while knowing...
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