Lawsuit Filed over Arsenic Levels in Wine

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San Francisco, CA: A defective products class action lawsuit has been filed against 28 of California wineries alleging that they produced wine which contains dangerously high levels of arsenic, in violation of California law.

In total 1,306 different types of wine were tested by BeverageGrades in Denver. The results showed that 83 wines had dangerously elevated levels of inorganic arsenic. Two additional labs confirmed the results. According to the lawsuit, some of the wines contained arsenic levels in excess of the safe daily intake limit by 500%.

The majority of the wines listed in the complaint are inexpensive white or blush varieties, including Moscato, Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc. Popular brands named in the lawsuit include Franzia, Sutter Home, Wine Cube, Cupcake, Beringer and Vendage.

The lawsuit is seeking "injunctive relief, civic penalties, disgorgement and damages."

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Last updated April 8 2015

Reader Comments

Posted by
Glenda Moten
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My daughter informed me about the Class Action Law Suite when she saw it on USA Today on March 3,2017,about the high levels of Arsenic in Franzia,Mascoto,and other Wines.I have been drinking Franzia wine since 1998,I was buying the bottles, then I start buying the box,because it last longer,it's my favorite kind of wine.I like Mascoto also in the box,I buy it often and it's so horrible that Arsenic is in it,and I would like to be included in the law suite.

Posted by
Moranda Meyer
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I don't know if this requires proof of physical damage or not. I drank Berlinger, Franzia, and Sutter Home Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon blanc for many, many years, but have had none since 2010. If This means I spent years ingesting dangerous levels of arsenic, I'd like to join this suit.

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