A class action claims some of the meat sold by Whole Foods, the pioneer of natural food, contains antibiotics, even though the 300-store chain tells shoppers it doesn’t.
The allegations stem from meat sold in Whole Foods locations in southern California, which advocacy nonprofit Farm Forward tested for antibiotics and other adulterants. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, aims to reverse the trend of undisclosed use of antibiotics in the no-antibiotics-ever meat industry and to curb the spread of antibiotic resistance, which is driven by overuse of antibiotics in industrial meat production. More Here.
Farm Forward has joined a consumer class action lawsuit against Whole Foods alleging that the retail giant is deceiving shoppers about beef products in its stores. Read more from Farm Forward here.
“We have hard evidence not only that meat on Whole Foods shelves could be marketed deceptively as antibiotic free, but that the problem extends to the entire industry,” says Andrew deCoriolis, Executive Director of Farm Forward. “Industry insiders know that meat is being marketed deceptively as “antibiotic free.” Rather than thoroughly test to ensure the accuracy of its own antibiotic claims, Whole Foods has profited while deceiving its customers.”