Millennial fav LaCroix contains toxins according to two separate lawsuits
The go-to drink of many baby-face millennials, LaCroix, is said to contain toxic chemicals. At least that’s the claim of two different lawsuits, one by a former employee. The most recent lawsuit brought against National Beverages, the parent company of LaCroix, alleges that “the company’s president considered falsely claiming its drink containers were free of the toxic chemical BPA.”
A former vice president at National Beverages alleges he was fired after raising concerns that LaCroix falsely claimed their cans were free of BPA. As we’ve previously written, BPA has been shown to affect children’s behavior, and possibly the brains of fetuses, infants, and children. For their part, National Beverages released a statement that read, “As of April 2019, all cans produced for LaCroix’s products were produced without BPA liners.” LaCroix goes one step further saying that they actually started converting to BPA free liners two years ago.
This latest suit comes on the heels of a suit filed last year alleging that LaCroix’s flavors weren’t “all natural” as they claimed. Instead of natural ingredients, the lawsuit alleged LaCroix was created using “limonene, which can cause kidney toxicity and tumors; linalool propionate, which is used to treat cancer; and linalool, which is used in cockroach insecticide.” And in January of this year there was a study completed at the University of Georgia “which found between 36% and 98% synthetic ingredients.” It seems where there's smoke...there's a mediocre soda being created without some not so naturalof products and possible toxins. That's how the saying goes, right?
A handful of lawsuits and stiff competition from Coca-Cola & Pepsi. National Beverages needs to get their act together…and fast. Or lawsuits from past employees and consumers will be the least of their concerns.
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