Ocean Spray “No Artificial Flavors” Settlement

Ocean Spray, which is known for its cranberry juices and cranberry juice combination beverages, is settling a class action alleging that its products are falsely labeled as containing “No Artificial Flavors.” According to the complaint, the drinks contained dl-malic acid or fumaric acid, which it claimed functioned as flavorings.  Read more

Bottle of Ocean Spray Cran-Apple Juice

SweeTarts Candies “No Artificial Flavors” Settlement

The Ferrara Candy Company is settling a class action alleging that it claimed that its SweeTarts candies contain no artificial flavors, when they contain dl-malic acid, a synthetic ingredient that provides a tart flavor. Although malic acid can occur in nature, for example in fruits, it is generally a synthetic form that is used in  Read more

Package of SweeTarts Candies

General Mills Fruit Flavored Character Snacks Artificial Flavoring Class Action

The complaint for this class action claims that certain General Mills fruit-flavored snacks are misbranded, with false and misleading labeling and advertising, because they purport to contain only natural ingredients and flavors when in fact they contain malic acid, an artificial flavoring ingredient.  Read more

Scooby-Doo Fruit Flavored Snacks

Ocean Spray CranApple, CranGrape Artificial Flavors California Class Action

Ocean Spray CranApple Juice and CranGrape Juice have labels that claim that they contain “No High Fructose Corn Syrup, Artificial Colors, or Flavors” but the complaint for this class action alleges that both juices do contain artificial flavors, in violation of California’s advertising and consumer protection laws. According to the complaint, the CranApple Juice contains  Read more

California Frito-Lay Salt and Vinegar Chips “No Artificial Flavors” Class Action

This class action alleges that the Frito-Lay company attempted to tout its Salt and Vinegar Chips as having “no artificial flavors,” when in fact the snack does contain artificial flavoring. The complaint contends that, while the ingredient list includes a “salt & vinegar seasoning” containing “maltodextrin [made from corn], natural flavors, salt, malic acid, vinegar,”  Read more