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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Drink Almond Milk? You Need to Read This


Kelly's clients, Tracy Albert and Dimitrios Malaxianis are suing two of the largest almond milk producers in the U.S., Blue Diamond, and WhiteWave (WWAV), which makes Silk and So Delicious, for improperly labeling their almond milk.

"She (Albert) is angry regarding the lack of almonds and the high amounts of carrageenan [a thickening agent]. She wants labeling changes in the industry.  It will prevent other customers from being deceived and allow her and other consumers to determine how many servings to drink to achieve health benefits," Kelly said.

Albert, who declined to speak with FOXBusiness.com, is urging these corporations to come clean. She wants them to disclose on their packaging and websites that the products contain only 2% almonds, and remove all favorable health claims.

Kelly says there are about 38 almonds in a half gallon of Blue Diamond and Silk almond milks, and there should be 144-192 almonds to achieve the creamy texture. That means 74%-80% of these products are actually made from thickening agents and other additives.

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