Tabatchnick Fine Foods Inc. is facing a consumer fraud class action lawsuit. The suit alleges the maker of ready-made soups from New Jersey advertised its soups as ”all natural.” However, according to the lawsuit, it’s not true, as these soups contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Thus, Tabatchnick Fine Foods is accused of violating Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. The lawsuit also mentions negligent misrepresentation, as well as breach of implied and express warranties.
Jerome Ramsaran filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Attorneys Angela Arango-Chaffin and Alexander J. Korolinsky are representing the plaintiff.
Are Tabatchnick Fine Foods’ soups ”all natural”?
The lawsuit claims that the plaintiff trusted the company’s advertisement concerning ”all natural” soups. He decided to buy this product, being sure that it consists of wholesale ingredients that aren’t touched by scientific modifications. However, Ramsaran notes that he found out that the advertisement is false, as soups consist of GMOs.
According to the class action lawsuit, no food product can be referred to as ”all natural”, if it contains GMOs. Actually, GMO food products may have a negative impact on the person’s health. If the plaintiff and other class members knew the soups consist of GMOs, they wouldn’t buy these food products.
Ramsaran notes that he purchased four different types of soups from Tabatchnick in December 2016. However, the plaintiff experienced disappointment when he became aware that artificial ingredients are present in these soups. In addition to that, the plaintiff refers to 19 soups that have false labeling. This list includes Tabatchnick Balsamic Tomato and Rice Soup, Tabatchnick Barley Mushroom Soup, Tabatchnick Black Bean Soup, Tabatchnick Cabbage Soup, etc. The case against Tabatchnick Fine Foods Inc. especially claims that the soups contain GMO versions of soy, corn, and canola.
Federal regulations of the U.S. state that ”all natural” food products don’t contain any artificial or synthetic ingredients. Furthermore, the complaint also says that no bioengineered product is ”all natural.”.
The plaintiff is seeking to represent any class member who purchased ”all natural” Tabatchnick soups during the last four years.