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Full Spectrum St. John’s Wort Extract Misbranding Class Action

What’s the difference between a supplement and a drug? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers substances that are “intended for use in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease” to be drugs, which the FDA must review and approve before they can be introduced into interstate commerce. The complaint for this class action  Read more

St. John's Wort Plant

Reko Pizzelle “Vanilla” Cookies with No Real Vanilla Class Action

Riverside Partners, LLC and Nustef Baking Ltd. make traditional Italian waffle cookies known as pizzelles. These Reko brand pizzelles come in a purportedly “vanilla” variety. The complaint for this class action alleges that the cookies are misbranded because they are not flavored exclusively with real vanilla.  Read more

Package of Reko "Vanilla" Pizzelle

Imperial Nuts Cashew Snack Mix Number of Cashews in Contents Class Action

How many cashews should a product contain if it is called “Cashew Snack Mix”? The complaint for this class action alleges that Star Snacks Company, LLC does not put enough cashews in its Imperial Nuts Cashew Snack Mix and therefore violates state deceptive trade practice laws.  Read more

Package of Imperial Nuts Cashew Snack Mix

Raze Energy Drinks “Non-Detectable” Alpha GPC and BCAAs Class Action

At issue in this class action are Raze energy drinks, made by Repp Sports, LLC. The complaint alleges that the company advertises the drinks as containing certain substances that promote focus and recovery, but that these substances are undetectable in lab tests of the drinks.  Read more

Can of Raze Energy Drink

Starbucks “White Chocolate” Doubleshot Energy Drink Misbranding Class Action

 Does the Starbucks White Chocolate Doubleshot Energy Drink contain white chocolate? Should it? Or is the fact that it contains other somewhat similar flavoring ingredients enough? The complaint for this class action says no and argues that the drink is misbranded.   Read more

Starbucks White Chocolate Doubleshot Energy Drink

Panera Bread Company “Blueberry” Bagel Ingredients Class Action

When consumers buy a blueberry bagel, the complaint for this class action claims, they expect that the blue-colored lumps in it are blueberries. But the complaint alleges that the blue things in Panera Bread Company’s blueberry bagels are mostly dyed lumps of sugar and flour. According to the complaint, the bagels are misbranded to make  Read more

Panera Blueberry Bagel on Plate

Nuts ’N More Misbranded “White Chocolate Peanut Spread” Class Action

Nuts ’N More makes a white chocolate peanut spread. Unfortunately, the complaint for this class action claims that the product is misbranded because it does not contain real white chocolate.   Read more

Jar of Nuts 'N More White Chocolate Peanut Spread