Seems as though some wines now have high levels of arsenic and,,,
In California, businesses are required to alert consumers if a product
contains “a chemical known to the state to cause cancer.” The lawsuit,
which was filed in Los Angeles Superior court, seeks unspecified damages
and a court order requiring wineries to address the arsenic levels in
Now what are they going to do, I think that was a prize export.
Not sure how the actual facts of the case jibe with your subject
line. This suit was filed by four people looking for a class action
payout. It has nothing to do with the state of California other
than being the venue for the lawsuit.
As the plaintiffs are targetting cheap wines (e.g. two buck chuck);
the premier california wines (cabernets, merlots, sirrahs, Chards)
Regardless of cost, 28 California wineries are defendants and I would
say much more cheap wine is sold and consumed that more expensive wine.
Depends on your definition of "high levels". There is
no standard in the US for arsenic in wine, but there
is one for water - the wines in question tested at
3 to 4 times the allowable level.
But, there is a standard for arsenic in wine in Canada.
The wines in question are less than 1/2 the allowable
level by that standard.
So, high by one standard, low by another...
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