Class action lawsuits have been filed in both California and New York against world famous Quaker Oats, a subsidiary of PepsiCo. The lawsuits allege that Quaker Oats is misleading the public by labeling their product as “100 percent Natural ” when the product does contain trace amounts of glyphosate a carcinogen. The lawsuits claim that even a trace amount of glyphosate constitutes mislabeling and false advertisement of the product. Health conscious Americans count on the labeling of products when it comes to the purchases they make, and that by Quaker Oats labeling it’s oatmeal 100 percent Natural it is giving it a broader consumer base increasing their bottom line. Glyphosate is a pesticide produced by the Monsanto Company and is one of the most widely used pesticides around the world it is used on all genetically engineered crops and can be found in the weed killer Round-up. Last year the World Health Organization classified glyphosate as a probable carcinogen, and there was evidence it was linked to non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Tests were done on Quaker Oats Quick 1 minute and showed trace amount of glyphosate 1.18 parts per million well under the United States Food and Drug Administration daily intake allowance of 1.75 milligrams per kilogram daily . Other countries are no so lax on this and the European Union only recommends .3 milligrams per kilogram per day. The lawyers in the cases state it is not about how much there is in there, the fact is that it cannot be labeled as 100 percent natural if there is any unnatural ingredients in a product, that is considered false labeling and misleads the consumer. If you have been affected by this product, please Contact Us and provide any details along with contact information. If you prefer to leave a voicemail you can call 1.858.236.9020. GetClassActionMoney.com can then forward these requests to our network of attorneys that may contact you if a Class Action Lawsuit is to be pursued. In addition make sure you Subscribe to our mailing list to receive important updates regarding class action news and open cases.