Consumer Law

Trader Joe’s Lawsuit Over ‘Heavy Metals’ in Dark Chocolate Bars Is Largely Dismissed

A U.S. judge dismissed most of a lawsuit accusing Trader Joe’s of misleading and endangering consumers by failing to disclose that its dark chocolate bars contained harmful levels of “heavy metals” such as lead and cadmium.

In a decision on Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Ruth Bermudez Montenegro in San Diego said consumers in the proposed class action failed to adequately plead that the grocery chain’s chocolate posed an unreasonable safety hazard or were unfit to eat.

While the lack of a warning on labels can mislead reasonable consumers, “alleging that heavy metals can pose human health risks at some unidentified level does not mean the levels in [Trader Joe’s] products pose a human health risk,” she wrote.

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