Migliaccio & Rathod LLP has filed private attorney general actions on behalf of the District of Columbia general public that seek injunctive relief against baby food manufacturers Harris Teeter and Kroger, Aldi, and Safeway for their respective brands Simple Truth Organic, Little Journey, and O Organics Baby Food. Each case has overcome the defendants’ motions to dismiss, which is a promising development and we hope to use this momentum to keep trudging forward. Following these private attorney general actions, M&R filed a class action lawsuit with co-counsel against Harris Teeter and Kroger and on behalf of consumers across the country who trusted them to provide healthy and safe foods for their vulnerable children. While we believe that the attorney general actions are important to compel these manufacturers to change their practices, we also believe that the manufacturers should be held accountable directly to consumers.
Earlier in 2021, a Congressional Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy released a report in which they found lead, arsenic, and cadmium, and mercury in various name brand baby food products, including: Nurture, Inc. (Happy Family Organics), Beech-Nut, Earth’s Best Organic, Gerber, Campbell Soups (Plum Organics), Walmart (Parent’s Choice), and Sprout Organic Foods. M&R is alarmed that these baby foods are tainted with heavy metals.
Ingestion of these four heavy metals, even at low levels of exposure, are dangerous to human health and are especially dangerous to the healthy brain development and long-term function of babies and children. Following this report, many firms filed class action law suits against the above manufacturers for their failure to keep safe these most vulnerable consumers. Migliaccio & Rathod, concerned that other baby food manufacturers may have similarly failed to report and address tainted ingredients and products, tested for this contamination in Simple Truth Organic, Little Journey, and O Organics Baby Food Products. To our dismay, the results tracked with the Subcommittee’s report on name brand baby foods and we have filed private attorney general actions to address the immediate concern of these products remaining on the market. Moreover, we are now investigating bringing forward class action claims in other states on behalf the many families impacted by these baby foods tainted with heavy metals.
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