ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis consumer alleges that a California corporation is using a false and misleading label on one of its food products.
Jacob Ratcliff, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on June 27 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Q & B Foods Inc. citing the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act and unjust enrichment.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that sometime in November or December 2017, he purchased defendant's Ojai Cook All Natural Garlic-Herb Lemonaise at Whole Foods for $4.19. He alleges the label represents that the product is all-natural but claims that this is inaccurate because it contains xanthan gum, a synthetic substance.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order certifying this case as a class action and appointing the plaintiff and his counsel as representatives, an award for compensatory damages, interest, attorney fees, costs and all other relief deemed proper. He is represented by Matthew H. Armstrong of Armstrong Law Firm LLC in St. Louis and Stuart L. Cochran of Steckler, Gresham Cochran PLLC in Dallas, Texas.
St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-CC10630