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Glass or Jar of Almondmilk with Almonds Scattered Beside It

The only flavor with its own “standard of identity” in federal flavoring regulations—its own requirements for labeling—is vanilla. The complaint for this class action alleges that Save-A-Lot Holdings, Inc. mislabels its Truli brand “Vanilla” Almondmilk product in labeling the flavor “vanilla” without qualifiers. 

Starbucks Coffee Roaster Top with Bean Bin and Three Sizes of Hot Cups

Looking at the size of a delicious Starbucks Venti drink, people may wonder if that much caffeine wouldn’t leave the consumer bouncing off the ceiling. If the complaint for this class action is correct, there’s a good reason why it doesn’t. The complaint alleges that Starbucks puts no more espresso—and thus no more caffeine—in some drinks in the Venti size than in the same drinks in the Grande size.

Carton of Wholesome Pantry Vanilla Soymilk

Alone among flavors, vanilla has its own “standard of identity” in federal flavoring regulations—its own requirements for how vanilla-flavored foods and beverages are labeled. The complaint for this class action alleges that Shop-Rite Supermarkets, Inc. mislabels its Wholesome Pantry brand “Vanilla” Soymilk product, because it does not meet the requirements for vanilla labeling. 

Carton of Pacific Foods Vanilla Coconut Milk Drink

The complaint for this class action brings suit against Pacific Foods of Oregon, LLC, taking issue with the labeling of the Pacific Foods Vanilla Coconut Milk drink. According to the complaint, the simple, unqualified word “Vanilla” on the front of the carton is misleading, “because the Product does not contain the amount, type, and proportion of vanilla relative to non-vanilla flavor components which is expected” based on that designation.

The Front of a Dollar Tree Store

The complaint for this class action takes issue with the labeling of the Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. Vanilla Almondmilk. According to the complaint, the simple, unqualified word “Vanilla” on the front of the carton is misleading, “because the Product does not contain the amount, type, and proportion of vanilla relative to non-vanilla flavor components which is expected” based on that designation.

Box of Trader Joe's Vanilla Almond Clusters

Trader Joe’s is seen as offering foods that are natural and healthy. The complaint for this class action alleges that the Trader Joe’s brand of cereal labeled “Vanilla Almond Clusters” is improperly labeled because the designation “Vanilla” leads consumers to believe that the cereal derives its vanilla-like flavoring exclusively from vanilla beans.

Carton and Bottle of OWYN Smooth Vanilla Drink

Only What You Need, Inc. (OWYN) makes non-dairy, plant protein drinks. One is labeled as “Smooth Vanilla” flavor. The complaint for this class action alleges that with such a label, the drink purports to be flavored only with vanilla, but that in reality it is not. It claims that the drink should be labeled to reflect that vanilla is not the only flavor.

Tube of Charlotte's Web Hemp-Infused Cream

With the legalization of marijuana in many states, companies are devising products that contain marijuana, CBD oil, or hemp. The problem is that standards have not yet been established to assess the contents of such products. The complaint for this class action says that Charlotte’s Web Holdings, Inc. offers two skin products that allegedly do not contain as much hemp extract as they advertise.

Carton of Prairie Farms Dairy Vanilla Ice Cream

This class action brings suit against Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc. for certain of its vanilla ice cream products. The complaint says the products “purport[] to contain flavor only from their natural characterizing flavor vanilla[,] under their Prairie Farms Small Batch brand…”

Birthday Cake Flavor One Protein Bar

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, claiming that they contain less sugar and more fiber than they actually do.

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