Consumer alleges Sunrise Foods' sriracha sauce is not all natural because it contains xanthan gum

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 24, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis consumer alleges a brand of sriracha sauce is not all natural as labeled.

Ellen Embry, individually and on behalf of all other similarly situated Missouri citizens, filed a complaint on Jan. 11 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Sunrise Foods LLC alleging that the food manufacturer violated the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in or around September or October 2018, she purchased defendant's All Natural Hot Sauce Sriracha Granada from Schnucks for $5.99. She alleges that the product contains xanthan gum, a synthetic and unnatural substance.

The plaintiff holds Sunrise Foods LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly falsely represents that its product is all natural when it allegedly contains a synthetic ingredient.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order certifying this case as a class action and appointing plaintiff and her counsel as representatives of the class, damages, with interest, attorney's fees, costs and all other relief that is proper and just. She is represented by Matthew H. Armstrong of Armstrong Law Firm LLC in St. Louis and by Stuart L. Cochran of Steckler Gresham Cochran PLLC in Dallas, Texas.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1922cc0100

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