Lawsuit Filed Over Weedkiller Found In Some 'Natural' Bigelow Tea

Dec. 29, 2017

The Organic Consumers Association has filed a lawsuit over R.C. Bigelow Inc.'s "natural" green tea with amounts of an herbicide in it that may pose a cancer risk, according to Bloomberg. Internal tests of the tea showed that when the tea is brewed the level is "absolutely zero," said R.C. Bigelow Inc. CEO Cindi Bigelow. Tests done by an independent lab on the dried tea came back below the federal tolerance level. However, the lawsuit continues as the plaintiff asks for an "injunction to halt Bigelow's false marketing and sale of the products," according to the lawsuit.