Record $25m win in soy milk class action

Almost 500 people who suffered thyroid and other health problems after drinking Bonsoy soy milk will share in a $25 million dollar class action payout.

The settlement is an Australian record for food safety compensation, according to Maurice Blackburn lawyers.

The close to 500 complainants say they became ill because of the milk contained 50 times the recommended daily intake of iodine.

The complainants allege that the iodine was in a seaweed product called Kombu that was added to the milk to add flavour without adding to