Marie Callender’s baked products gets hit with a class action lawsuit…
On May 1, 2014, plaintiff Edward Musgrave filed a class action suit against Marie Callender’s in California federal court alleging violations of food labeling laws.
Musgrave claims that all baked products that he bought at Marie Callender’s over a 3 year period labeled as “all natural” actually contain the chemical preservative sodium acid pyrophosphate, known as SAPP. This commercial chemical can be used as a stain remover in leather treatment, a thinner of drilling fluids in the petroleum industry, and a facilitator of hair removal in hog slaughter according to the complaint.
The suit claims that Marie Callender’s false advertising promoting “all natural” ingredients in their gourmet product line misled hundreds of thousands of health conscience consumers nationwide causing them to pay premium prices for its deceivingly natural baked goods.
Two possible classes are anticipated for this lawsuit: California residents and all US residents who purchased Marie Callender’s food products with an “all natural” label, yet contained SAPP on or after May 1, 2010.
Check back for updates and potential ways to claim your share of a possible settlement.