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Prof. Norman Silber Quoted in Newsday on Suit Over Ginseng in AriZona Iced Tea’s Ginseng Tea

Norman I. Silber, Professor of Law

AriZona Iced Tea’s ginseng tea contains no detectable ginseng, lawsuit says
The suit seeks class-action status to represent purchasers of AriZona Green Tea with Ginseng and Honey across the country.
By Ken Schachter
April 22, 2018

AriZona Iced Tea’s green tea with ginseng beverage contains no “detectable” amount of ginseng, according to a lawsuit filed in federal district court in Central Islip. …

Two food laboratories hired for the lawsuit conducted three tests of the beverage for “the main chemical constituent” of ginseng and found that if ginseng was an ingredient it was “so minuscule” that it cannot be detected by scientific tests. …

Professor Norman Silber, who teaches consumer law at Hofstra Law School in Hempstead, said the company could present alternative lab tests that show the presence of ginseng. Alternatively, the company could modify the product’s recipe or rebrand it with a revised description, though both of those options could be costly.

Read the full article on the Newsday website.