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A person from New York is suing Rachael Ray’s “natural” pet food model referred to as Nutrish for allegedly containing the “potentially harmful” herbicide glyphosate within the recipe.
Bronx resident Markeith Parks filed a $5-million class motion lawsuit, which argues Ray’s firm is deceiving shoppers by advertising the pet food as “natural.”
“These claims are false, deceptive, and misleading,” the lawsuit reads, in line with The Wrap. “The Products at issue are not ‘Natural.’ Instead, the Products contain the unnatural chemical glyphosate, a potent biocide and endocrine disruptor, with detrimental health effects that are still becoming known.”
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The go well with additionally features a photograph of a bag of Nutrish, which exhibits the packaging studying, “Natural food for dogs” and “No artificial flavors or artificial preservatives.”
The doc goes on to state that, “The products at issue are not ‘natural.’ Instead, the products contain the unnatural chemical glyphosate, a potent biocide and endocrine disruptor, with detrimental health effects that are still becoming known.”
Glyphosate is usually utilized in weed killers. According to court docket paperwork, the chemical was discovered by checks achieved by an unbiased lab.
The lawsuit says analysis exhibits glysphosate is a “probable” human carcinogen.
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Parks bought the pet food a number of totally different occasions at BJ’s Wholesale Club on Exterior Street within the Bronx as a result of he “saw, relied upon and reasonably believed Rachael Ray Nutrish’s representations that its products were ‘natural.’”
The lawsuit states that the supply of the glyphosate within the pet food isn’t identified to Parks, however speculates that “crops such as peas, soy, corn, beets and alfalfa are sprayed with the chemical in order to dry them and produce an earlier, more uniform harvest.”
The lawsuit continues: “By deceiving consumers about the nature, quality, and/or ingredients of the products, Rachael Ray Nutrish is able to sell a greater volume of the products.”
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Rachael Ray Nutrish is a department of Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, which was lately purchased by The J.M. Smucker Company for nearly US$2 billion.
In an announcement, the Smucker Company stated it strongly stands “behind the quality of our products, ingredients, and sourcing practices. As animal lovers and humans, it goes without saying that we do not add pesticides to our products as an ingredient. We plan to aggressively fight these claims.”
A spokesperson for Rachael Ray stated that Ray “has always championed the great lengths Ainsworth Pet Nutrition and now The J.M. Smucker Company take to create and provide the highest quality and safest pet food products on the market. This is why she does, and will continue to, feed Nutrish to her own dog Isaboo and her extended pet family.”
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