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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

Larabar Dates, Ingredients, and Fruit Content Class Action

Consumers how prefer foods with fewer, and purer, ingredients, so companies sometimes may be less than frank about what goes into their products. The complaint for this class action claims that Small Planet Foods, Inc. does not disclose all the contents of its Larabars that are made with dates and makes false claims about the  Read more

Larabar Apple Pie Bar and Packaging

Kind Bars “Whole Fruit,” “No Added Sugar” Claims New York Class Action

The complaint for this class action alleges that Kind, LLC presents Kind bars as being made from, or equivalent to, whole fruits. However, it says, this is simply not possible and that the company does it to make its products seem fresher, healthier, and worth higher prices.  Read more

Cherry Apple Kind Bar

Jamba Juice Smoothies False “Whole Fruit and Vegetables” Claims Class Action

Jamba Juice has over 800 retail locations in the US, but are consumers buying their smoothies because they’ve been misled about their contents? The complaint for this class action alleges that the company’s advertising is blatantly false, promising “whole” ingredients when the drinks are actually made from juices, concentrates, and other not-so-healthy ingredients.  Read more

Three Jamba Juice Smoothies

BelVita Breakfast “Nutritious” Products Contain Excessive Sugar Class Action

May a company legally market a line of breakfast products as being for people “who have health and wellness in mind” if they contain substantial amounts of sugar? The complaint for this class action says no. The complaint spends roughly thirty pages detailing the health risks of excessive sugar, then compares the products’ marketing to  Read more

Cheerios Protein Class Action Lawsuit

This lawsuit alleges that General Mills falsely and misleadingly marketed Cheerios Protein cereal as a high protein alternative to Cheerios, in violation of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and state business codes.   Read more