Natural claims

General Mills hit with new natural lawsuit over xanthan gum

Is it safe to make 'natural' claims on products containing xanthan gum?

By Elaine Watson

General Mills has been hit with a second putative class action lawsuit alleging that shoppers are being misled by ‘natural’ claims on Annie’s salad dressings containing xanthan gum – a widely used thickener and stabilizer produced via microbial fermentation.

Plaintiff: 'Reasonable consumers believe that if a cow consumes GMO corn or soy, or is given rbST, then the cow’s end products are not ‘natural.’

Sargento attorney: This case is without legal basis and speculative

Sargento 'natural' cheese under fire in new lawsuit over GMO feed, rbST milk

By Elaine Watson

Should dairy brands using milk from cows that may have consumed GM feed or been treated with rbST be allowed to market their wares as ‘natural’? Not according to the latest in a new wave of false advertising lawsuits arguing that products utilizing genetic...

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