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Quaker Oats - What’s Really in your Oatmeal?

General Practice Areas Product Liability  

This is a photo of the Quaker oatmeal box.

Product labeling is something consumers have no trouble buying into, because if it's an approved FDA product, the label must be accurate, right? What happens when a trusted brand has been falsifying ingredients for years? 

Quaker Oats has recently been sued for false advertising of it's "100 Percent Natural" promise. According to consumers, as well as the plaintiffs in court, Quaker Oats uses an herbicide called glyphosate. Glyphosate, declared by the World Health Organization, is possible carcinogen. Though there is nothing illegal about using this herbicide in the product, it does indicate false advertising and product liability by leaving it out of the ingredients list. 

After extensive reports done by the FDA and the European Food Safety Authority, the ingredient has been deemed "unlikely to cause cancer." However, the law suit still stands because the complaints center around false advertising rather than the amount of glyphosate in the product. More details can be found at The Indiana Lawyer.

Stories like this aren't uncommon. Faulty products not only mislead consumers - they can sometimes cause injury, sickness, or death. At Boughter Law Office, we take product liability complaints very seriously and we have a proven track record of success. We are not intimidated by challenging a manufacturer, seller, or their insurance carrier. It is our job to fight on your behalf to ensure you are fully compensated for your injuries and loss of wages. If you think you need legal services when it comes to a product liability claim, trust our law office with your case.

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