Robert Creenan Sep. 7, 2016, 1:05pm


BROOKLYN, New York (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer is suing a snacks company, alleging false advertising. 

Kevin LaPlatney of Nassau County filed a class action lawsuit, individually and on behalf of John Does 1-100 and all other similarly situated individuals, Aug. 29 in U.S. District Court for Eastern District of New York against Beanfield Snacks Corportation, alleging violation of New York's consumer protection law.

According to the complaint, Beanfield's Nacho Bean and Rice Chips, Barbeque Bean and Rice Chips, Ranch Bean and Rice Chips and Pico de Gallo Bean and Rice Chips are falsely advertised as having all-natural ingredients. 

The suits says the chips actually have ingredients like lactic acid, citric acid, malic acid and tapioca maltodextrin. All four are recognized as synthetically produced ingredients, the lawsuit states, while lactic acid, while found naturally in some foods, is added for its use as a preservative.

LaPlatney seeks trial by jury and monetary, treble and punitive damages. The suit says if found guilty, Beanfields Snacks must change the composition of the listed products in order to comply with New York state consumer protection laws. 

The plaintiff is represented by attorneys Jason P. Sultzer of The Sultzer Law Group PC in Poughkeepsie, New York, and by Jeff Brown of Leeds Brown in Carle Place, New York.

United States District Court Eastern District of New York Case number 2:16-cv-04822-SJF-AYS

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