Retailers Named in Fish Oil Lawsuit

Environmentalists and the Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation, a nonprofit consumer rights organization, filed a lawsuit in Superior Court of the State of California, naming eight manufacturers and retailers for distributing fish oil supplements with "illegally undisclosed and unnecessarily high levels of contamination with polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) compounds."

SAN FRANCISCO — Environmentalists and the Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation, a nonprofit consumer rights organization, filed a lawsuit here today in Superior Court of the State of California, naming eight manufacturers and retailers for distributing fish oil supplements with "illegally undisclosed and unnecessarily high levels of contamination with polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) compounds." PCBs are industrial chemicals recognized for causing cancer and reproductive toxicity.

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