Sue Bee Beats Class Suit Over Traces of Roundup in ‘Pure’ Honey

July 14, 2020, 7:31 PM

The maker of Sue Bee honey exited a class suit challenging its “100% pure” labeling after a California federal court cited a lack of proof that state consumers would think that meant no traces of glyphosate.

Susan Tran alleged the “pure” or “100% pure” statements were deceptive because the honey could contain up to 41 parts per billion of the active ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup.

Tran and Sue Bee’s maker, the Sioux Honey Association Cooperation, agreed any glyphosate in the products isn’t incorporated during manufacture, but is a byproduct of the honey’s natural production. It gets unintentionally mixed into ...

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