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BumbleBee Faces Consumer Fraud Class Action over Health Claims on Tinned Seafood Products


San Jose, CA: A consumer fraud class action lawsuit has been filed against Bumble Bee Foods alleging the company has repeatedly violated California and federal laws that require companies to use truthful, accurate information on their packaged food labels. At issue in this lawsuit are the health claims made by Bumble Bee Foods pertaining to its tinned seafood products.

These alleged violations include failing to disclose that Omega-3 has no established Daily Value under FDA regulations, and a failure to properly disclose the high levels of fat, saturated fat and cholesterol in Bumble Bee food products on the packaging and labeling.

Specifically, the lawsuit states "To appeal to consumer preferences, Bumble Bee has repeatedly made unlawful nutrient claims on products containing disqualifying levels of fat, sodium and cholesterol. These nutrient content claims were unlawful because they failed to include disclosure statements required by law that are designed to inform consumers of the inherently unhealthy nature of those products. "

The lawsuit states by way of example, "Tuna Salad Original with Crackers Kit"has 18g of fat per labeled serving, but does not bear a statement that fat exceeding the specified level is present.

The Bumble Bee Foods class action lawsuit is brought on behalf of a nationwide class of consumers who, within the last four years, purchased Bumble Bee products labeled "Rich in Natural Omega-3"or "Excellent Source Omega-3."It is seeking damages, restitution, disgorgement of profits and more for unlawful, unfair and fraudulent business acts and practices, and misleading and deceptive advertising.

The California-based lawfirm of Pratt & Associates is representing the plaintiffs in this class action.

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Published on Apr-26-12

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READER COMMENTS

Posted by
JACQUELYN P DONALD
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RIGHT NOW TUNA FISH MAKES ME SICK. I HAVENT BEEN ABLE TO EAT TUNA FISH WITHOUT FEELING SICK

Posted by
JACQUELYN P DONALD
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RIGHT NOW TUNA FISH MAKES ME SICK. I HAVENT BEEN ABLE TO EAT TUNA FISH WITHOUT FEELING SICK

Posted by
Adrian Mangina
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I bought this for the omegas.

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