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Potential Class Action Lawsuit Against Snapple re: HFCS

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This article, in the July 6, 2007 edition of The Star Ledger in New Jersey, says that a pending lawsuit is over Snapple’s claim that their fruit drinks and teas are “all natural.” In fact, they contain high fructose corn syrup.

The article says, ” ‘The representation that something is all natural, as far as we’re concerned, requires the product be all natural,’ said East Brunswick attorney Philip Tortoreti, who filed the complaint on behalf of Morganville resident Stacy Holk. ‘And high-fructose corn syrup is not all natural.’ ”

Snapple is owned by Cadbury Scheppes, which is currently trying to sell their beverage division entirely, in order to concentrate on confectionaries.

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