Contains Too Little of Featured Ingredients
How much ginseng must a drink contain to advertise itself as containing ginseng? The complaint for this class action, brought against the parties responsible for AriZona Green Tea with Ginseng and Honey, says that the amount should be at least scientifically detectable.
This class action brings suit against a number of coffee companies and the large retailers that sell their products. The complaint alleges that these companies offer coffee varieties that are labeled as Kona coffee, when the contents do not contain genuine Kona coffee.
“Approximately 2.7 million pounds of Kona coffee is harvested each year, compared to 20 billion pounds of green coffee—approximately 0.01% of worldwide coffee production,” says the complaint for this class action. Yes, Kona coffee is special and in limited supply. The complaint claims that the Magnum Exotics label “Kona Blend Coffee” does not contain enough real Kona coffee to merit the name. The complaint claims negligent misrepresentation, fraud, and violations of state consumer protection laws, among other things.