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Woman sues food company, says hummus isn't all-natural

By Robbie Hargett | Aug 13, 2015

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - A New York City woman is suing Tribe Mediterranean Foods Inc., alleging its hummus was falsely advertised as all-natural.

Sarah Magier, individually and for all those similarly situated, filed a class action suit July 23 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against Tribe Mediterranean Foods Inc., citing false advertisement.

In June 2015, Magier purchased Tribe Original All-Natural Hummus from Fairway Market in New York City for a higher price than other such products, believing the "all-natural" label meant the hummus did not contain artificial or synthetic ingredients.

The claim alleges that the hummus products do in fact contain ingredients that would not be considered "all-natural," including genetically modified ingredients and synthetic chemical preservatives.

The claim also states that Magier would not have bought the mislabeled products if she had known they contained artificial or synthetic ingredients.

She seeks restitution, plus court costs. She is being represented by Joshua D. Arisohn, Scott A. Bursor, and Joseph I. Marchese of Bursor & Fisher, P.A. in New York.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York case number: 15-cv-05781-RJS

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