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Trident Original Flavor Gum Source of Flavoring Class Action

Federal law and regulations specify how labeling must describe the flavoring of foods, depending on its sources. The complaint for this class action takes issue with a Trident chewing gum, described as “Original Flavor” on the label, alleging that the company responsible for the gum, Mondelez Global, LLC misleads consumers by not correctly labeling the  Read more

Trident Original Flavor Gum

Great Value Veggie Straws “No Artificial” Ingredient Claims Class Action

Walmart Stores, Inc. sells a Great Value brand flavored potato snack food called Veggie Straws. The complaint for this class action alleges that, although the Veggie Straws are advertised as having “No Artificial Flavors or Preservatives,” they contain an artificial flavoring ingredient, malic acid, and a chemical preservative, citric acid.  Read more

Great Value Zesty Ranch Veggie Straws

Bigs Chile Limón Flavor Sunflower Seeds Labeling Class Action

Consumers nowadays tend to avoid artificial flavors, making accurate labeling important. This class action sues Conagra Brands, Inc. for their Bigs brand sunflower seeds with a Chile Limón flavor, alleging that the front label of the product does not reveal that it contains an artificial flavor in the form of DL-malic acid.  Read more

Bigs Chile Limón Flavor Sunflower Seeds

Evlution BCAA “Naturally Flavored” Energy Powder California Class Action

Evlution Nutrition, LLC makes, among other products, Evlution BCAA Energy Powder, in flavors including acai berry and lemon lime. The complaint for this class action alleges that these products are “misbranded and falsely advertised in California” because the labels claim they are “Naturally Flavored” when they contain malic acid.  Read more

Evlution BCAA Energy Powder Acai Berry

“Orange Vanilla” Coca-Cola Flavor Labeling New York Class Action

Vanilla is one of the most popular flavors—and one of the most expensive. Food and drink makers therefore have an incentive to engage in “food fraud” by using flavorings that seem like vanilla but that are not derived from real vanilla beans. The complaint for this class action alleges that Coca-Cola’s Orange Vanilla Coca-Cola drink  Read more

Can of Orange Vanilla Coca-Cola

Ruffles Baked Cheddar & Sour Cream Flavored Potato Chips New York Class Action

One variety of Ruffles Baked chips is Cheddar & Sour Cream. But what provides the sour cream flavor? The complaint for this class action alleges that this Frito-Lay, Inc. product is not flavored with natural sour cream and that the front label should disclose that it’s “artificially flavored.”  Read more

Bag of Ruffles Baked Cheddar & Sour Cream Chips

Smucker’s Caramel Flavored Syrup Labeling Class Action

A number of recent class actions has addressed the flavoring and labeling of “vanilla” products, such as vanilla ice cream or vanilla almondmilk. This class action, from the same law firm as the “vanilla” ones, is somewhat more intricate. It concerns caramel syrup from the JM Smucker Company (or Smucker’s brand caramel syrup), discusses “vanilla  Read more

Three Bottles of Smucker's Caramel Flavored Syrup

Ruffles Cheddar and Sour Cream Chips Artificially Flavored Class Action

Frito-Lay North America, Inc. offers a cheddar-and-sour-cream flavored potato chip within its Ruffles brand line of chips. The complaint for this class action claims that the chips are mislabeled because the labeling suggests they are naturally flavored when in fact, the complaint alleges, they are not.  Read more

Bag of Ruffles Cheddar and Sour Cream Chips

Krispy Kreme Glazed Apple Pie Artificial Flavoring Class Action

The name “Krispy Kreme” is synonymous with delicious doughnuts. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that the Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation is not up front about its Glazed Apple Pie portions, which come in four-ounce boxes. According to the complaint, the product contains artificial flavors as well as natural ones, although the representations  Read more

Box of Krispy Kreme Glazed Apple Pie Product