Wesson Oil “Natural” Claims Settlement

ConAgra Foods, Inc. is settling a class action alleging that it should not have labeled Wesson oil products as “natural” because they contain genetically-modified (GMO) ingredients.  Read more

Utz and Bachman Products “All Natural” Settlement

Utz Quality Foods, Inc. is settling a class action alleging that it falsely marketed Utz and Bachman products as being “all natural.” The complaint alleged that they products actually contained ingredients that were heavily processed, chemical, synthetic, artificial, or derived from genetically modified substances (GMO).  Read more

Pret A Manger “Natural” Food False Advertising Class Action

Are Pret A Manger products really “natural” as advertised? The complaint for this class action says that they are not because they contain a contaminant and other non-natural or synthetic ingredients. The complaint brings suit under New York state laws and for breaches of warranties.  Read more

Aveeno Baby Comfort Bath and Baby Wash Settlement

Aveeno will pay $2.4 million to settle a class action alleging false labeling of its Baby Wash and Shampoo and Baby Calming Comfort Bath. The complaint claimed that, before the labels were changed (in 2012 and 2013, respectively), the products were falsely labeled as being made from a “Natural Oat Formula.”  Read more

Aveeno Stress Relief Moisturizing Lotion

General Mills Products Containing Glyphosate Class Action

Many companies nowadays are pushing the health benefits of their products, knowing that consumers care about such things. But the complaint for this class action takes particular issue with General Mills, because some of its products were found to contain glyphosate, a popular weed killer used on grains and other food crops, in a study  Read more

Box of General Mills Cheerios Cereal

Tarte “Natural” Products and Synthetic Ingredients Class Action

How do consumers know whether ingredients are natural or not? For the most part, they take the word of the maker. If the word “natural” appears on the labeling or in the advertising, they assume that the product is natural. But the complaint for this class action alleges that Tarte, Inc. calls its personal care  Read more

Tarte Frxxxtion Stick

Sparkling Ice Beverages “Naturally Flavored” Claims Class Action

Talking Rain Beverage Company, Inc. has an unusual name, but the allegations in this class action are not at all unusual. The complaint claims that the company’s Sparkling Ice drinks, which the company labels as being naturally-flavored, actually contain an artificial flavoring ingredient, malic acid.   Read more

Four Sparkling Ice Drinks in Bottles

Starbucks Mislabeling of Sour Gummies to Imply “Natural” Ingredients Class Action

This complaint claims that Starbucks Corporation sells gummy candies that are presented as naturally-flavored, when in reality they contain the synthetic ingredient fumaric acid.  Read more

Starbucks Sour Gummies

Ocean Spray Juices “No Artificial Flavors” Claims Class Action

Consumers are increasingly interested in buying “natural” products, or products without artificial or synthetic ingredients. Many companies now prominently advertise that their food or drinks contain “no artificial colors or flavors” to make them more attractive and to induce consumers to pay more for them. But the complaint for this class action claims that one  Read more

Bottle of Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice Cocktail

Babyganics Product Claims Settlement

KAS Direct, LLC is settling a class action brought against it for misleading marketing of its Babyganics line of products. The complaint claims that KAS violated certain laws in its use of the terms “Babyganics,” “mineral-based,” and “natural.” The settlement also resolves claims for certain products labeled as being “plant-based,” “tear-free,” and “SPF 50+.”  Read more