60 Day Notice 2018-01672

AG Number: 
2018-01672
Notice PDF: 
Date Filed: 
09/07/2018
Noticing Party: 
Center for Environmental Health
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Lexington Law Group
Alleged Violators: 
Allied Old English, Inc.
Barkman Honey, LLC
JFC International, Inc.
Natural American Foods, Inc.
Paper House, Inc.
Food Service Direct Logistics, LLC
Save Mart Supermarkets
Smart & Final Stores LLC
Amerifoods Trading Company LLC
Total Sweeteners, Inc.
Whole Foods Market California, Inc.
Mrs. Gooch's Natural Food Markets, Inc.
Wholesome Sweeteners, Inc.
Chemicals: 
Lead
Source: 
Molasses

60-Day Notice Document

Supplemental Complaint
AG Number:
2018-01672
Complaint PDF: 
Date Filed:
05/22/2019
Case Name: 
Center for Environmental Health v. Wholesome Sweeteners
Court Name: 
San Francisco Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
CGC-19-575773
Plaintiff: 
Center for Environmental Health
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Lexington Law Group
Defendant: 
Wholesome Sweeteners, Inc.
Save Mart Supermarkets
Allied Old English, Inc.
Type of Claim: 
Failure to Warn
Health & Safety Code § 25249.6, et seq.
Relief Sought: 
Warning
Civil Penalty
Reformulation
Contact Name: 
Eric Somers
Contact Organization: 
Lexington Law Group
Email Address:
Address: 
503 Divisadero Street
City, State, Zip:
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone Number:
(415) 913-7800
Civil Complaint
AG Number:
2018-01672
Complaint PDF: 
Date Filed:
05/07/2019
Case Name: 
Center for Environmental Health v. Wholesome Sweeteners
Court Name: 
San Francisco Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
CGC 19 575773
Plaintiff: 
Center for Environmental Health
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Lexington Law Group
Defendant: 
Wholesome Sweeteners, Inc.
Save Mart Supermarkets
Type of Claim: 
Failure to Warn
Health & Safety Code § 25249.6, et seq.
Relief Sought: 
Warning
Civil Penalty
Reformulation
Contact Name: 
Eric Somers
Contact Organization: 
Lexington Law Group
Email Address:
Address: 
503 Divisadero Street
City, State, Zip:
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone Number:
(415) 913-7800
Civil Complaint
AG Number:
2018-01672
Complaint PDF: 
Date Filed:
01/09/2019
Case Name: 
CEH v. Total Sweeteners, Inc.
Court Name: 
Alameda County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
RG 19-001951
Plaintiff: 
Center for Environmental Health
Defendant: 
Total Sweeteners, Inc.
Amerifoods Trading Company LLC
Barkman Honey, LLC
JFC International, Inc.
Natural American Foods, Inc.
Smart & Final Stores LLC
Type of Claim: 
Failure to Warn
Health & Safety Code § 25249.6, et seq.
Relief Sought: 
Warning
Civil Penalty
Reformulation
Contact Name: 
Eric Somers
Contact Organization: 
Lexington Law Group
Email Address:
Address: 
503 Divisadero St
City, State, Zip:
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone Number:
(415) 913-7800
Settlement
AG Number:
2018-01672
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
09/08/2020
Case Name: 
CEH v. Total Sweeteners, Inc., et al.
Court Name: 
Alameda County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
RG 19-001951
Plaintiff: 
Center for Environmental Health
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Lexington Law Group
Defendant: 
Beaverton Foods, Inc.
Injunctive Relief: 
Warnings
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 5,700.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 24,025.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 4,275.00  (Additional Settlement Payment)
Total Payments:
$ 34,000.00
Will settlement be submitted to court?
Will settlement be submitted to court?: 
Yes
Contact Name: 
Eric Somers
Contact Organization: 
Lexington Law Group
Email Address:
prop65@lexlawgroup.com
Address: 
503 Divisadero Street
City, State, Zip:
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone Number:
(415) 913-7800
Settlement
AG Number:
2018-01672
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
04/10/2020
Case Name: 
CEH v. Total Sweeteners, Inc., et al.
Court Name: 
Alameda County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
RG 19-001951
Plaintiff: 
Center for Environmental Health
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Lexington Law Group
Defendant: 
Good Food, Inc.
Injunctive Relief: 
Warnings
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 8,400.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 35,300.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 6,300.00  (Additional Settlement Payment)
Total Payments:
$ 50,000.00
Will settlement be submitted to court?
Will settlement be submitted to court?: 
Yes
Contact Name: 
Eric Somers
Contact Organization: 
Lexington Law Group
Email Address:
prop65@lexlawgroup.com
Address: 
503 Divisadero Street
City, State, Zip:
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone Number:
(415) 913-7800
Settlement
AG Number:
2018-01672
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
02/17/2020
Case Name: 
CEH v. Total Sweeteners, Inc.
Court Name: 
Alameda County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
RG 19-001951
Plaintiff: 
Center for Environmental Health
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Lexington Law Group
Defendant: 
Barkman Honey, LLC
Injunctive Relief: 
Warning
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 16,036.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 66,950.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 12,014.00  (Payment in Lieu of Penalty is Additional Settlement Payment to CEH.)
Total Payments:
$ 95,000.00
Will settlement be submitted to court?
Will settlement be submitted to court?: 
Yes
Contact Name: 
Eric Somers
Contact Organization: 
Lexington Law Group
Email Address:
prop65@lexlawgroup.com
Address: 
503 Divisadero St.
City, State, Zip:
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone Number:
(415) 913-7800
Settlement
AG Number:
2018-01672
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
01/22/2020
Case Name: 
CEH v. Total Sweeteners, Inc.
Court Name: 
Alameda County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
RG 19-001951
Plaintiff: 
Center for Environmental Health
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Lexington Law Group
Defendant: 
Natural American Foods, Inc.
Injunctive Relief: 
Reformulation
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 16,892.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 70,450.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 12,658.00  (Warning)
Total Payments:
$ 100,000.00
Will settlement be submitted to court?
Will settlement be submitted to court?: 
Yes
Contact Name: 
Eric Somers
Contact Organization: 
Lexington Law Group
Email Address:
prop65@lexlawgroup.com
Address: 
503 Divisadero Street
City, State, Zip:
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone Number:
(415) 913-7800
Settlement
AG Number:
2018-01672
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
11/04/2019
Case Name: 
CEH v. Total Sweeteners, Inc.
Court Name: 
Alameda County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
RG 19-001951
Plaintiff: 
Center for Environmental Health
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Lexington Law Group
Defendant: 
Total Sweeteners, Inc.
Injunctive Relief: 
Warning
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 7,440.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 41,985.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 5,575.00  (Payment in Lieu of Penalty is Additional Settlement Payment to CEH.)
Total Payments:
$ 55,000.00
Will settlement be submitted to court?
Will settlement be submitted to court?: 
Yes
Contact Name: 
Eric Somers
Contact Organization: 
Lexington Law Group
Email Address:
prop65@lexlawgroup.com
Address: 
503 Divisadero Street
City, State, Zip:
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone Number:
(415) 913-7800
Settlement
AG Number:
2018-01672
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
06/06/2019
Case Name: 
Center for Environmental Health v. Wholesome Sweeteners
Court Name: 
San Francisco Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
CGC-19-575773
Plaintiff: 
Center for Environmental Health
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Lexington Law Group
Defendant: 
Allied Old English, Inc.
Injunctive Relief: 
Reformulation
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 12,800.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 72,600.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 9,600.00  (Payment in Lieu of Penalty is Additional Settlement Payment to CEH.)
Total Payments:
$ 95,000.00
Will settlement be submitted to court?
Will settlement be submitted to court?: 
Yes
Contact Name: 
Eric Somers
Contact Organization: 
Lexington Law Group
Email Address:
prop65@lexlawgroup.com
Address: 
503 Divisadero St
City, State, Zip:
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone Number:
(415) 913-7800
Comments: 
Cross-Referenced with Notice No. 2017-00159
Settlement
AG Number:
2018-01672
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
07/16/2019
Case Name: 
CEH v. Wholesome Sweeteners, Inc., et al.
Court Name: 
San Francisco Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
CGC-19-575773
Plaintiff: 
Center for Environmental Health
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Lexington Law Group
Defendant: 
Wholesome Sweeteners, Inc.
Injunctive Relief: 
Reformulation
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 36,343.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 133,900.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 27,257.00  (Payment in Lieu of Penalty is Additional Settlement Payment to CEH.)
Total Payments:
$ 197,500.00
Will settlement be submitted to court?
Will settlement be submitted to court?: 
Yes
Contact Name: 
Eric Somers
Contact Organization: 
Lexington Law Group
Email Address:
prop65@lexlawgroup.com
Address: 
503 Divisadero Street
City, State, Zip:
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone Number:
(415) 913-7800
Comments: 
Cross Referenced with AG Notice 2017-00159
Judgment
AG Number:
2018-01672
Judgment PDF: 
Judgment Date:
10/20/2020
Settlement reported to AG: 
Fri, 04/10/2020
Case Name: 
CEH v. Total Sweeteners, Inc., et al.
Court Name: 
Alameda County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
RG 19-001951
Plaintiff: 
Center for Environmental Health
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Lexington Law Group
Defendant: 
Good Food, Inc.
Injunctive Relief: 
Warnings
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 8,400.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 35,300.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 6,300.00  (Additional Settlement Payment)
Total Payments:
$ 50,000.00
Is Judgment Pursuant to Settlement?
Yes
Contact Name: 
Eric Somers
Contact Organization: 
Lexington Law Group
Email Address:
prop65@lexlawgroup.com
Address: 
503 Divisadero Street
City, State, Zip:
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone Number:
(415) 913-7800
Judgment
AG Number:
2018-01672
Judgment PDF: 
Judgment Date:
06/05/2020
Settlement reported to AG: 
Wed, 01/22/2020
Case Name: 
CEH v. Total Sweeteners, Inc., et al.
Court Name: 
Alameda County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
RG 19-001951
Plaintiff: 
Center for Environmental Health
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Lexington Law Group
Defendant: 
Natural American Foods, Inc.
Injunctive Relief: 
Warnings
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 16,892.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 70,450.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 12,658.00  (Additional Settlement Payment)
Total Payments:
$ 100,000.00
Is Judgment Pursuant to Settlement?
Yes
Contact Name: 
Eric Somers
Contact Organization: 
Lexington Law Group
Email Address:
prop65@lexlawgroup.com
Address: 
503 Divisadero Street
City, State, Zip:
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone Number:
(415) 913-7800
Judgment
AG Number:
2018-01672
Judgment PDF: 
Judgment Date:
06/05/2020
Settlement reported to AG: 
Mon, 02/17/2020
Case Name: 
CEH v. Total Sweeteners, Inc., et al.
Court Name: 
Alameda County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
RG 19-001951
Plaintiff: 
Center for Environmental Health
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Lexington Law Group
Defendant: 
Barkman Honey, LLC
Injunctive Relief: 
Warnings
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 16,036.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 66,950.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 12,014.00  (Additional Settlement Payment)
Total Payments:
$ 95,000.00
Is Judgment Pursuant to Settlement?
Yes
Contact Name: 
Eric Somers
Contact Organization: 
Lexington Law Group
Email Address:
prop65@lexlawgroup.com
Address: 
503 Divisadero Street
City, State, Zip:
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone Number:
(415) 913-7800
Judgment
AG Number:
2018-01672
Judgment PDF: 
Judgment Date:
09/21/2020
Settlement reported to AG: 
Thu, 10/31/2019
Case Name: 
CEH v. Total Sweetenres, Inc., et al.
Court Name: 
Alameda County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
RG 19-001951
Plaintiff: 
Center for Environmental Health
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Lexington Law Group
Defendant: 
Total Sweeteners, Inc.
Injunctive Relief: 
Warnings
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 7,440.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 41,985.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 5,575.00  (Additional Settlement Payment)
Total Payments:
$ 55,000.00
Is Judgment Pursuant to Settlement?
Yes
Contact Name: 
Eric Somers
Contact Organization: 
Lexington Law Group
Email Address:
prop65@lexlawgroup.com
Address: 
503 Divisadero Street
City, State, Zip:
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone Number:
(415) 913-7800


* A non-contingent civil penalty is the civil penalty that must be paid pursuant to the settlement, regardless of future events or actions of the defendant. If a settlement includes a contingent penalty, the plaintiff should report the additional penalty amount when it becomes due.