Lawsuit: Nature Valley Concealed Possible Glyphosate Contamination

A Nature Valley class action lawsuit may be an option for people who purchased General Mills’ Nature Valley products and believed that the product contained all-natural ingredients. A class action lawsuit alleges that General Mills concealed the fact that their Nature Valley oat products may contain glyphosate, a potentially harmful chemical and known carcinogen that may lead to liver and kidney damage. Affected people and their families may be able to file a lawsuit and seek economic damages with the help of a product liability attorney.

For more information, contact Attorney Group today. Our consultations are free, confidential and without any obligation on your part. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated Nature Valley class action lawsuit attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.

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Glyphosate Declared “Probable Human Carcinogen”

General Mills claims to manufacture, advertise, sell and promote the Nature Valley brand as containing all-natural ingredients while avoiding artificial chemicals, particularly those that are dangerous to human health. However, a class action complaint filed in October 2016 alleges that the Nature Valley brand products potentially contain oats that have been contaminated with the presence of glyphosate, a broad-spectrum herbicide and crop desiccant used to dry out oat crops to produce a faster and more uniform harvest.

In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), declared glyphosate a category 2A “probable human carcinogen.” According to the class action complaint, glyphosate has been found to be a suspected endocrine disruptor and possible cause of liver and kidney damage, even at low dosage levels. As the public continues to learn of the dangers of chemicals used in the agricultural industry, including herbicides such as glyphosate, people are regularly demanding that foods be free from harmful chemicals.

Nature Valley Products potentially containing glyphosate include:

  • Crunchy granola bars
  • Trail Mix chewy granola bars
  • Sweet & Salty Nut granola bars
  • Breakfast Biscuits
  • Biscuits
  • Oatmeal Squares
  • Oatmeal Bars
  • Oatmeal Bistro Cups

Other Nature Valley products may be added to this list during pre-trial discovery procedures.

Nature Valley Class Action Lawsuit Claims

A Nature Valley class action lawsuit alleges that General Mills concealed and failed to warn of the fact that the Nature Valley brand oat products may contain glyphosate. General Mills has allegedly promoted the Nature Valley brand as “wholesome” to meet the needs of the growing demand for healthy food products.

Plaintiffs in the complaint have brought this case on behalf of consumers who have purchased General Mills’ Nature Valley products, claiming that the company deceptively labels, advertises and sells these products as made with “100% Natural Whole Grain Oats,” when the whole grain oats are allegedly tainted with glyphosate (an unnatural substance).

How a Nature Valley Class Action Lawsuit Can Help

Product makers have a duty to provide safe products, free of false, misleading and deceptive misrepresentations. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a product maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.

People who have purchased Nature Valley products containing glyphosate-tainted oats may be eligible to recover money for economic damages arising from General Mills’ misrepresentations and omissions regarding Nature Valley products purchased by plaintiffs and class members.

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