Frito-Lay Faces GMO Lawsuit

December 27, 2011

The company is facing a class action lawsuit for allegedly using genetically modified ingredients in Tostitos and Sun Chips products marketed as "made with All Natural ingredients."

Frito-Lay North America Inc. is facing a class action lawsuit for allegedly using genetically modified ingredients in Tostitos and Sun Chips products marketed as "made with All Natural ingredients."

On behalf of consumers who purchased the Frito-Lay chips, Julie Gengo of California is seeking damages in excess of $5 million. Her lawsuit claims that several brands of Tostitos and Sun Chips products contain genetically modified corn oil and vegetable oil. The marketing of these products as "All Natural" is thus "misleading, untrue, and likele to deceive the public," according to her filed complaint, which cites definition's for GMO's as stated by both Monsanto and the World Health Organization.

Frito-Lay uses the claim "made with All Natural ingredients" on product packaging and on its website. A Frequently Asked Questions section of Frito-Lay's website further claims the natural origin of the chip products.

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