Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Frito-Lay Chips Not 'All Natural'

A New York man sued Frito-Lay on Monday, claiming the company misleads consumers with the claim its popular Tostitos and SunChips products are made with "all-natural ingredients." 

In the proposed class-action lawsuit filed in Brooklyn federal court, plaintiff Chris Shake said the snacks actually contain corn and oils made from genetically engineered plants. 

Shake said he shelled out an additional 10 cents per ounce of chips to buy the allegedly "all-natural" Tostitos and SunChips instead of a product such as Doritos, which makes no such claim. 

Independent testing conducted on samples of Frito-Lay products labeled "all natural" uncovered the presence of ingredients -- including corn and vegetable oils -- made from genetically modified plants, the lawsuit said. 

Had he known that, Shake would never have paid a premium to purchase the "all-natural" chips, the lawsuit said, calling Frito-Lay's labels "deceptive".

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