Local company told to pull product, destroy molds.
Santa Clarita’s Blue Cross Laboratories has been accused of copycat packaging by soap giant Proctor and Gamble, which filed suit in U.S. District Court Monday.
The Valencia-based company manufactures and distributes “Herbal Passion” shampoo at discount and dollar stores, which attorneys say mimics P&G’s Herbal Essence brand line. Proctor and Gamble is demanding that Blue Cross stop distributing the products, recall existing inventory from store shelves and destroy bottle molds.
A spokeswoman for the company said that Blue Cross had no comment on the lawsuit.