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Beech-Nut Baby Food and Twinings Tea Contain Traces of a Chemical Linked to Cancer — Should You Be Concerned?

Glyphosate, the main ingredient in weedkiller RoundUp, has also been found in Nature Valley granola bars, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, and Budweiser beer

Twinings Tea and Beech-Nut baby food are the targets of new lawsuits over the presence of the cancer-linked chemical glyphosate in their products.

Both the Twinings and Beech-Nut lawsuits are about how the products are marketed, not whether they pose a direct danger to consumers.

The Organic Consumers Association sued Twinings and its parent company Associated British Foods PLC ABF, +0.25%  earlier this month, alleging the tea company misled consumers because its tea is labelled as “pure” and containing “100% natural ingredients” despite the fact it contains trace amounts of glyphosate, according to the lawsuit.

Twinings disputed the claims. “Twinings takes great pride in the quality of its products. We believe the facts will show that this suit is without merit,” Dan Martin, president and CEO of Twinings North America, told MarketWatch.