Bloomberg Law
April 26, 2022, 3:01 PM

Sprout Foods Dodges Heavy Metal Baby Food False-Ad Suit, For Now

Julie Steinberg
Julie Steinberg

Sprout Foods Inc. shook off, for now, a proposed class suit alleging it failed to disclose the presence of heavy metals in its baby foods, as a federal court in New Jersey said consumers lacked standing to pursue their claims because they failed to adequately allege they or their children were harmed.

Irida Kimca and other parents alleged Sprout deceptively marketed 10 products as clean, healthy, and organic despite dangerous compounds such as lead and arsenic.

Their suit is one of dozens filed in the wake of a February 2021 House Oversight subcommittee report that found seven brands of commercial ...