Chobani “45% Less Sugar” Yogurt Claims Class Action

Consumers these days often want to consume less sugar, but how are food and drink manufacturers permitted to indicate that their products contain “less” sugar? Chobani, LLC sells Less Sugar Greek Yogurt products that have “45% Less Sugar Than Other Yogurts” (with an asterisk following this claim). The complaint for this class action alleges that  Read more

Container of Strawberry Less Sugar Greek Yogurt

Teas’ Tea “Slightly Sweet” Pomegranate Blueberry Green Tea New York Class Action

Ito-En (North America), Inc. makes a Teas’ Tea line of teas that include a Slightly Sweet—Pomegranate Blueberry Green Tea. The complaint for this class action takes issue with the “Slightly Sweet” claim, alleging that it is not permitted under federal regulations for food and beverages because this type of “low sugar” claim is not permitted.  Read more

Teas' Tea Pomegranate Blueberry Green Tea

Robert Irvine’s Fit Crunch Protein Bars Hiding Sugar New York Class Action

The complaint for this class action refers to a section of the Code of Federal Regulations when it says, “Consumers expect ingredients on a product to be declared by their common or usual name that describes their basic source, function and properties.” At issue is Pervine Foods, LLC listing of “Evaporated Cane Juice” instead of  Read more

Robert Irvine Fit Crunch Cookies and Cream Whey Protein Bar

Gold Peak Tea Sugar and Sweetness Labeling Class Action

These days, consumers are favoring drinks that contain less sugar over very sweet drinks. The complaint for this class action alleges that the Coca-Cola Company, the makers of Gold Peak brand teas, present their teas as being less sweet, when in reality, the teas contain far more sugar than customers suspect.  Read more

Hand Pouring Large Bottle of Gold Peak Tea into Glasses on Dock

One Protein Bars More Sugar and Cholesterol, Less Fiber Class Action

If we’re trying to stick to a healthy eating program, we may rely heavily on what labels tell us about what’s in the foods we eat. We’re not individually able to tell if the figures are true or not. The complaint for this class action alleges that the Hershey Company mislabels its One Protein Bars,  Read more

Birthday Cake Flavor One Protein Bar

Trader Joe’s Corn Flakes with “Evaporated Cane Juice” Class Action

Many customers do check the ingredients in products they buy, to see which types of a certain item are the healthiest. The complaint for this class action alleges that Trader Joe’s Company misleads customers with the ingredient panel for its corn flakes, because it lists “evaporated cane juice” instead of “sugar.”  Read more

Box of Trader Joe's Corn Flakes

Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value Oats & Flax Hides Sugar Content Class Action

Consumers these days want healthier foods, and it seems that some companies want to use fancy language to make their products seem healthier. The complaint for this class action alleges that Whole Foods Market Group, Inc. uses the term “organic dehydrated cane juice solids” on the ingredient panel of one of its oatmeal products to  Read more

Box of 365 Everyday Value Oats & Flax

Rite Aid Praline Pecans with “Evaporated Cane Juice” Class Action

What is “evaporated cane juice”? The complaint for this class action claims that it’s nothing more or less than sugar. It also alleges that the use of this term in the ingredient list of Rite Aid Corporation’s praline pecans instead of the simpler word “sugar” is deceptive, leading consumers to think the snack is healthier  Read more

Package of Dreamhouse Fine Foods Praline Pecans

Health-Ade Kombucha Settlement

Health-Ade, LLC and Whole Foods Market California, Inc. are paying just under $4 million to settle a class action alleging that the drinks were mislabeled. The complaint claims that Health-Ade misrepresented (a) the sugar content of the drinks, and (b) the alcohol content, which it claimed was higher than the allowed alcohol content for non-alcoholic  Read more

Kellogg Health Claims for Cereals and Bars New York Class Action

The complaint begins with strong line: “The scientific evidence is compelling: Excessive consumption of added sugar is toxic to the human body.” The allegations? That Kellogg Sales Company adds sugar to its products but markets them as being healthy choices.  Read more

Box of Kellogg's Smart Start Cereal