Ready to Eat is being sued in the United States for its “fraudulent” marketing of bread and other baked goods as “natural”, although this product contains a pesticide that is believed to cause cancer.
In addition to pesticides, GMO Free USA and the Organic Consumers Association tested positive for glyphosate, a component of the widely used Roundup herbicide.
The plaintiffs accuse the sandwich chain of using consumers’ will to pay more for products labeled as natural.
This follows a landmark decision condemning the creators of Roundups, Monsanto, to pay $ 289 million (£ 226 million) in compensation to a gardener who claims the product caused his terminal non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
According to the World Health Organization, glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans,” an allegation that Monsanto vehemently denies.
Diana Reeves, Managing Director of GMO Free USA, said companies that “deliberately distort their products” should be held accountable.
“Consumers expect prepared foods to be free of synthetic pesticides, including glyphosate, glyphosate, which is patented as a chelating agent and antibiotic, is associated with adverse health effects, including cancer , sterility and hepatic and alcoholic steatosis “she said.
Jay Field man, Managing Director of Beyond Pesticides, said consumers want truth-clarifying information about transparent products on toxic waste.
He added: “Given the widespread use of intensive pesticide practices, this complaint indicates that food suppliers need to know the source of ingredients in their products before they can make a” natural “claim.”
This is the second time this week that Pret has been criticized for its labeling.
A study this week found that a teenager who had had a severe allergic reaction to sesame died after eating a Pret baguette whose ingredient did not have the ingredient on the package.
In July 2016, Natasha Ednan-Laperouse traveled from France to France with her best friend for a four-day vacation. She bought the artichoke, olives and tapenade sandwich at a used-goods store at Heathrow Airport.
Mrs. Ednan Laperhouse said, “Dad, help me,” panting with air after eating the wand.
Ready has since changed its methods of labeling allergens.
“We are deeply saddened to hear of the tragic death of Natasha, and our warmest thoughts are with her family and friends,” a spokeswoman for the company said in a statement.