Lawsuit claims high levels of arsenic in California wines

March 21, 2015 6:39 AM

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LOS ANGELES — Dozens of bottles of low-priced California wines sold under labels such as Franzia, Mogen David and Almaden contain dangerously high levels of arsenic, according to a lawsuit filed by four California residents.

The industry group Wine Institute dismissed the lawsuit as “irresponsible,” adding it has not called for any vintner to pull any of the wines named in the complaint from store shelves.

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