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Eater alleges La Choy noodles contain 'substantial and dangerous amount' of trans fat

By Carrie Bradon | May 30, 2019

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A Chicago man alleges that a La Choy noodle product is falsely labeled as having no trans fat.

Steve Altes, on behalf of himself and all other similarly situated, filed a complaint on May 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against ConAgra Brands Inc., alleging violation of the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act and other counts.

The suit states the defendant manufactured and sold a crispy noodle product under the La Choy brand name that contains partially hydrogenated oil. The Food and Drug Administration declared the oil unsafe for use in any food in 2015.

The plaintiff alleges the defendant falsely used the label "0g Trans Fat" on the product's packaging because partially hydrogenated oil contains trans fat, and the defendant's product contains a "substantial and dangerous amount" of trans fat. He alleges that this labeling violates FDA regulations.

The plaintiff is seeking an order confirming class action status, restitution, interest, attorneys' fees and costs and other relief deemed fit. The plaintiff is represented by Gregory S. Weston and Andrew C. Hamilton of The Weston Firm in San Diego, California.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:19-CV-03952

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