LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer alleges the makers of Quaker Oats products fail to disclose 17 of their products allegedly contains a weed killer.
Morgan Steckler, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Oct. 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against PepsiCo Inc. and The Quaker Oats Co. Inc. citing the Consumers Legal Remedies Act and Unfair Competition Law.
According to the complaint, defendants sell, manufacturer and market several products under the Quaker Oats brand and make "several detailed representations about the health attributes of the products on the front of the product packages." The suit states it concerns 17 of the products, including Quaker Old Fashioned Oats, Quaker Steel Cut Oats, Quaker Chewy Chip and Quaker Chewy S'mores.
The suit states recent testing by the Environmental Working Group revealed that defendants' products contain glyphosate, a weed killer, with Quaker Old Fashioned Oats having the highest levels of the 45 products tested. The suit states the defendant do not disclose this information on the products' labels.
The plaintiff holds PepsiCo Inc. and The Quaker Oats Co. Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly made false product health representations and material omissions regarding the products' labeling.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks restitution and disgorgement, award of attorneys' fees, costs, and such further relief as may be just and proper. He is represented by Patricia N. Syverson and Manfred P. Muecke of Bonnett, Fairbourn, Friedman & Balint PC in San Diego, California and others.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:18-cv-09211-DDP-AFM