Kashi “Ripe Strawberry” Bars Contain Mostly Pears and Apples Class Action

Kashi Sales, LLC sells Kashi Ripe Strawberry Soft Baked Breakfast Bars. But the complaint for this class action alleges that this product is misleadingly marketed to give the impression that the fruit filling is made predominantly from strawberries and that wildflower honey is the main sweetener.  Read more

Front of the Kashi Ripe Strawberry Soft Baked Breakfast Bars Box

Del Monte Farmhouse Cut Green Beans Contain Preservative Salt Class Action

If the only preservative a food contains is salt, should the company be allowed to claim that it contains “No Preservatives”? The complaint for this class action says it should not. At issue are Farmhouse Cut Green Beans, from Del Monte Foods, Inc., which are advertised as containing “No Preservatives,” even though they contain salt.  Read more

Can of Del Monte Farmhouse Cut Green Beans

FitCrunch and FitBar Products Misleading “Healthy” Impression Class Action

How do you know that a protein bar or energy bar is healthy? This class action brings suit against Pervine Foods, LLC, alleging that their FitCrunch Whey Protein Baked Bars and FitBar Energy Bars make consumers believe that the bars are healthy when in reality they contain between 8 and 18 grams of fat.  Read more

FitCrunch Whey Protein Bars

Natrol Cognium Memory and Brain Health Claims California Class Action

This class action brings suit against Natrol, LLC for two of its products—Natrol Cognium Memory and Natrol Cognium Memory Extra Strength. The complaint alleges that the products’ active ingredient, silk protein hydrolysate, is no more effective at improving brain function than a sugar pill. It also denies that the product’s claims are “clinically proven.”  Read more

Natrol Cognium Memory Product

Similac Pro-Advance “Closest Formula to Breast Milk” Claims Class Action

Abbott Laboratories, Inc. markets its Similac Pro-Advance infant formula as “Our Closest Formula to Breast Milk.” But is this a legitimate claim? The complaint for this class action claims it is not, because this and other claims it makes imply that the formula can come close to delivering the benefits of breast milk.  Read more

Similac Pro-Advance Infant Formula

7-Eleven Wasabi Delight Snack Mix Has No Wasabi Class Action

Most wasabi comes from Japan. The complaint notes, “Wasabi is labor and time intensive, requiring families to work together on their farms…” 7-Eleven, Inc. offers a Wasabi Delight Flavored Snack Mix under its 7-Select store brand, but the complaint for this class action alleges that the wasabi elements of the snack mix are not in  Read more

7-Eleven Wasabi Delight Snack Mix

Big Lots Arabica Colombian Coffee Number of Cups New York Class Action

Big Lots, Inc. sells products under its private brand, Fresh Finds. One such product is Fresh Finds 100% Arabica Medium-Dark Roast Colombian Coffee, which comes in 24.2 (686g) cans. On the back of the can is a claim that each “serving” of coffee is 6 fluid ounces and the claim that the cannister contains enough  Read more

Big Lots Fresh Finds Arabica Colombian Coffee

SlimFast Misleading “Clinically Proven” Claims New York Class Action

The complaint for this class action opens with the words, “Weight is a significant public health issue in the United States with which our consumer culture is obsessed.” Weight loss is big business, with companies seeking ways to differentiate their products in a crowded market. The complaint alleges that KSF Acquisition Corporation, which does business  Read more

Four SlimFast Products

Benecol “No Trans Fats” Settlement

Johnson & Johnson and McNeil Nutritionals, LLC are paying $2 million to settle a class action alleging they falsely advertised that Benecol Spreads contained no trans fats. The complaint claimed that the spreads, including Benecol Regular and Benecol Light Spreads, did in fact contain trans fats.  Read more

Benecol Regular Spread

OGX Haircare Products Hair Loss and Scalp Irritation Class Action

In 2012, Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. (JJCI) announced that it was removing certain ingredients from its consumer products by the end of 2015. One of these was DMDM hydantoin. Later, however, it acquired Vogue International, including its OGX hair care products, which do contain DMDM hydantoin. The complaint for this class action alleges that  Read more

OGX Brazilian Keratin Smooth Shampoo