Two Towns Ciderhouse Apple Cider Ingredients Settlement

Just under a million dollars is the price 2 Towns Ciderhouse will be paying to settle a class action alleging it violated California’s False Advertising Act and Unfair Business Practices Act. The company advertised its apple cider products as containing “Nothing artificial…” when in fact some of them contained dl-malic acid, a synthetic form of  Read more

Can and Glass of 2 Towns OutCider Hard Cider

True Lemon or True Lime Mislabeled Drink Mix Packets Class Action

Grand Brands, Inc. does business as True Citrus or True Lemon. It makes packets of drink mixes that consumers use to flavor water. The packet labels claim to contain only “simple and clean” ingredients and “natural flavors,’ but the complaint for this class action alleges that this creates the false perception that the drink mixes  Read more

Box of True Lemon Lemonade Packets

Price Chopper “Vanilla Bean” Ice Cream Massachusetts and New York Class Action

The Price Chopper, Inc. operates Price Chopper and Market 32 stores in which it sells PICS brand “vanilla bean” ice cream. But is the ice cream made flavored with real vanilla beans? The complaint for this class action alleges that the labeling is misleading.  Read more

Carton of PICS Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Thayers Natural Remedies and Synthetic Ingredients Class Action

The name of the brand is Thayers Natural Remedies. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that most of its “natural” products actually contain “synthetic and abrasive chemical ingredients.” The defendant is the Henry Thayer Company.  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

Big Heart Pet Brands Nature’s Recipe “Natural” Pet Foods Class Action

Big Heart Pet Brands, Inc. advertises its Nature’s Recipe dog and cat food as being “all natural.” But the complaint for this class action alleges that the pet food contains a number of synthetic substances, including sodium tripolyphosphate (STPP), synthetic vitamins and minerals, citric acid, and lactic acid.  Read more

Big Heart Pet Brand's Nature's Recipe Puppy Food

PowerBar Clean Whey Protein Bar Whey Protein Isolate Content Class Action

The complaint for this class action makes a complex calculation of the ingredients in Premier Nutrition Corporation’s PowerBar brand Clean Whey Protein Bar and alleges that the marketing of the bar as “clean whey protein” is deceptive. The proportion of whey isolate is too small, it claims, and the bar also uses an artificial sweetener.  Read more

Two Clean Whey Protein Bars

Credo Beauty “Natural” Products Containing Synthetic Ingredients Class Action

Eco-Chic sells products at its Credo Beauty website that it advertises are “natural,” “100% natural,” or “100% plant derived”—but are their ingredients truly what the consumer expects from those word? The complaint for this class action claims they’re not.  Read more

Green Works “Natural” Cleaning Products Deceptive Advertising Class Action

Many people are willing to pay more for products that seem to be safe because they are advertised as being “natural” or “naturally derived.” However, the complaint for this class action alleges that Clorox’s Green Works line of products should not be marketed with these words without some qualification, as they contain materials that are  Read more

Olivella “Natural” Face and Body Liquid Soap Investigation

What could be more “natural” than a face and body liquid soap made from olive oil? Perhaps one without chemicals and preservatives? The Code of Federal Regulations (7 C.F.R. § 205.2) defines “natural” or “nonsynthetic” as a “substance that is derived from mineral,  plant, or animal matter and does not undergo a  synthetic process…” According to the US  Read more