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Sugar content in Bar Harbor food products is misleading, consumer claims


By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 4, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A consumer alleges products sold under the Bar Harbor brand label mislead consumers regarding their sugar content.

Derrick Brison, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on June 26 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Look's Gourmet Food Co. Inc. alleging violation of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in May or June 2017, he purchased the defendant's Bar Harbor Lobster Bisque and Bar Harbor Clam Bisque for $3.95 each. The suit states the defendant mislabels sugar as evaporated cane juice as an ingredient on the labels and that this misleads consumers into thinking the products have less sugar than what they actually contain.

The plaintiff alleges he would not have purchased the products or paid less for them had he known that sugar was allegedly "disguised" as evaporated cane juice.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order certifying this case as a class action and appointing plaintiff and his counsel as representatives, compensatory damages, plus interest, costs and fees and all further relief as the court deems just and proper. He is represented by Matthew H. Armstrong of Armstrong Law Firm LLC in St. Louis.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-CC10625

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