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Jonathan Stempel

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Carbon neutral?: Danone faces lawsuit questioning Evian water claim

Danone said its use of the term reflected a certification from the independent Carbon Trust, and that the plaintiffs' vi...

‘Widespread’ presence of plastics in food, US study concludes

Gerber and McDonald's said they follow regulatory requirements, and require rigorous testing for chemicals in packaging.

Consumer Reports in US finds more lead and cadmium in chocolate 

Consumer Reports said on Wednesday it had found “concerning” levels of lead and cadmium in a third of variou...

J&J, Walgreens, P&G sued after FDA panel ruling on cold medicine decongestant

Proposed class actions were filed after an FDA panel concluded that the ingredient phenylephrine marketed as a decongest...

Dark chocolate makers urged to reduce lead, cadmium levels

Hershey's and Mondelez have also been sued over the magazine's findings, as have other chocolate makers, including Godiv...

Aldi-owned Trader Joe’s sued over lead, cadmium levels in chocolate

Both lawsuits seek at least $5 million of damages, including at least $500 per transaction under New York law.

Whole Foods is sued over ‘No Antibiotics, Ever’ beef claim

Whole Foods markets at least 42 beef products as free of antibiotics, and charges "substantial" price premiums based on ...
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Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay US$120m damages in baby powder case

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay out $120 million to a cancer patient who blames her illness on asbestos in the...