A federal court in California has denied the motion to dismiss filed in a putative nationwide class action alleging that Blue Diamond Growers misled consumers by labeling its almond milk products and snack foods as “all natural” and representing that they contain “evaporated cane juice,” (ECJ) in violation of federal labeling requirements incorporated into state law. Werdebaugh v. Blue Diamond Growers, No. 12-2724 (U.S. Dist. Ct., N.D. Cal., San Jose Div., order entered October 2, 2013). The court determined that the claims were not preempted by federal law or the primary jurisdiction doctrine, the plaintiff had standing to pursue claims regarding substantially similar products that he did not purchase, the claims were pleaded with sufficient particularity, and the defendant’s conflict-of-laws challenge was premature.