Trader Joe’s SUED Over ‘Unsafe’ Lead Levels in Dark Chocolate

Customers may get more than they bargained for from Trader Joe's dark chocolate!
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At a glance

  • Multiple lawsuits filed against the Trader Joe’s grocery chain allege the house brand dark chocolate has elevated levels of toxic metals like lead and cadmium.
  • “One plaintiff, Tamakia Herd, filed suit in Manhattan federal court alleging that Trader Joe’s knowingly continued selling two products that were compromised — the “Dark Chocolate 72% Cacao” bar and the “Dark Chocolate Lover’s Chocolate 85% Cacao” bar,” reported The New York Post.
  • The CDC labels cadmium as a “cancer causing agent.” Trader Joe’s has yet to respond to the lawsuits.

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