Arsenic case against US wineries thrown out

24th March, 2016 by Lauren Eads

A case against several leading Californian wine brands alleging that their wines contain “extremely elevated” levels of arsenic has been dismissed by a judge.

The case against 28 US wineries was dismissed by a judge at California’s Superior Court

Lawyers representing four plaintiffs in the case of Doris Charles et. al. vs. The Wine Group, Inc., et. al. filed the lawsuit on 19 March 2015 against 28 producers including Treasury Wine Estates, Trinchero, Fetzer Vineyards and Bronco. It claimed that the wineries were violating state law by “knowingly” producing, marketing and selling wines with traces of inorganic arsenic up to 500% more than what is considered the maximum acceptable limit in California.

At the time, the Californian Wine Institute branded the case an “irresponsible publicity campaign”….

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One Response to “Arsenic case against US wineries thrown out”

  1. stacey tindell says:

    How can i get in touch with Doris Charles? Thank you in advance

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