For the second time Whole Foods Market has been caught selling falsely labeled products after notification but this time, it is one of their own brands. http://bit.ly/1t4L15M Whole Foods knowingly sold it’s 365 Everyday Value Plain Greek Yogurt which contains a sugar content nearly six times (testing showed 11.4g sugar) the amount stated on the product’s nutritional label and there have been lawsuits filed in several states. “Whole Foods has it produced, advertises it & makes the label.” I personally believe it is time for Whole Foods to stop poisoning diabetics. First they sold Julian Bakery’s falsely labeled low carb breads http://bit.ly/1n9fdw2 and now their own private label products. Where does it stop?
Whole Foods Excuse: “The lab reports are wrong. This product was tested by a reputable third party lab using FDA-approved testing methodology to determine the labeling. We recognize that Consumer Reports is a trusted publication and are looking into why their test results differ from ours.” Are you kidding me? Really? Then let’s look at the two lab reports side-by-side cause you know what?-I’ll believe the Consumer Reports lab tests and it’s my best guess Whole Foods never had lab tests done.
UPDATE: August 26th, 2014 It didn’t take long for a lawsuit to be filed and you can read it here: https://www.truthinadvertising.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Jackson-v.-Whole-Foods-complaint-.pdf
Here is a little excerpt ditty from the lawsuit: Whole Foods Market’s website brags to consumers about how thoroughly Whole Foods Market checks the accuracy of the labels of its store brands, telling consumers: “Our Private Label registered dietician reviews each nutrition label for accuracy and completeness before the label is printed. All attempts are made to review nutrition labels on a regular basis to ensure accuracy”.
Unless this statement on Defendant’s website is false, then Whole Foods Market was fully aware of the contents of its store brand plain Greek yogurt and of the fact that the yogurt’s actual sugar content was dramatically higher than what is stated on the label.
Ronald Reagan famously said, “Trust but Verify”. At the signing of the INF Treaty, his counterpart Mikhail Gorbachev responded: “you repeat that at every meeting,” to which Reagan answered: “I like it”…I like it too.