Sanderson Farms Can’t Duck ‘Natural’ Chicken Suit

Feb. 12, 2018, 4:50 PM

Sanderson Farms, Inc. must face a suit by three advocacy groups alleging it deceptively markets chicken products as “100 percent natural” despite traces of pharmaceuticals and other unnatural substances.

The suit by the Organic Consumers Association, Friends of the Earth, and the Center for Food Safety is one of a growing number of “private attorney general” suits by advocacy organizations on behalf of the public.

All three groups say Sanderson’s allegedly deceptive marketing campaign caused them to expend resources that otherwise would have been available for their primary missions. This gives them standing for their claims under California consumer protection ...

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