In January 2019, a class-action lawsuit
was filed against Barlean’s Organic Oils for allegedly misleadingly marketing its coconut oils as healthy and a healthy alternative to butter and other cooking oils when, according to the plaintiffs, the coconut oil is actually unhealthy and a less healthy choice. (Testone et al v. Barlean’s Organic Oils, LLC
, Case No. 19-cv-169, S. D. CA.)
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