The lawsuit is filed in Los Angeles Superior Court which lists 83 wines that have high levels of arsenic than what is considered safe for consumption. The suit names two dozen California wine producers.
Some of the brands are Sutter Home, Beringer, Fetzer, Korbel and the popular Two-Buck Chuck.
What is arsenic? It is a known carcinogen. Some researchers speculated that arsenic could have entered during filtration process which gives the beer and wine their sparkly look. Others believe pesticide is behind this.
This isn’t the first time how arsenic had ended up in wine but few years ago the arsenic wine connection was pointed out in a study where it revealed how arsenic ends ups in our system.
Statements were issued by the winemakers saying that they intend to challenge the allegations in response to the lawsuit.
“While we do not comment on pending litigation, we are investigating the matter with several of our wine-producing suppliers,” said Trader Joe’s Charles Shaw White Zinfandel popularly known as Two-Buck Chuck spokeswoman Rachel Broderick in a statement. “We will not offer any product we feel is unsafe. Ever. We have no reason to believe the wines we offer are unsafe, including Charles Shaw white zinfandel.”