Franzia, Trader Joe's Sued Over Levels Of Arsenic In Wine

March 20, 2015 7:59 PM

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The wines, which include the Trader Joe's Charles Shaw White Zinfandel known as "Two Buck Chuck," Menage a Trois Moscato and Franzia White Grenache, had arsenic levels more than three, four and fives times the Environmental Protection Agency's limit for drinking water, respectively.

The suit was filed by Kevin Hicks, a former wine distributor who created the company BeverageGrades to test wine. He analyzed more than 1,300 bottles of wine and found that about one-quarter of them had higher levels of arsenic that exceeded the EPA's standards for drinking water, which is 10 parts ...

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