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Deceptive Advertising

Can of Canada Dry Ginger Ale

Keurig Dr Pepper is settling two different class actions making approximately the same allegation: that its Canada Dry ginger ale is falsely advertised as being “made with real ginger.” The complaint allege that the amount of real ginger in the product is negligible. The Missouri case is a 49-state case. The other case is a California case.

Big Heart Pet Brand's Nature's Recipe Puppy Food

Big Heart Pet Brands, Inc. advertises its Nature’s Recipe dog and cat food as being “all natural.” But the complaint for this class action alleges that the pet food contains a number of synthetic substances, including sodium tripolyphosphate (STPP), synthetic vitamins and minerals, citric acid, and lactic acid.

Box of General Mills Cheerios Cereal

Many companies nowadays are pushing the health benefits of their products, knowing that consumers care about such things. But the complaint for this class action takes particular issue with General Mills, because some of its products were found to contain glyphosate, a popular weed killer used on grains and other food crops, in a study by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG).

Package of Pepperidge Farm Texas Toast

The package for Pepperidge Farm’s Texas Toast shows two thick slices of toasted bread with a yellow spread and parsley flakes, a fresh garlic clove and parsley leaf, pats of butter, and the words, “Made with real Garlic[,] Butter & Parsley.” It looks mouth-wateringly delicious—assuming, of course, that the yellow spread is butter. Unfortunately, the complaint for this class action alleges that most of it is palm and soybean oils, with added coloring, while butter makes up less than two percent of the product.

Charmin Freshmates Flushable Wipes Container

The Proctor and Gamble Company is settling two lawsuits claiming that its marketing of Charmin Freshmates Flushable Wipes is deceptive.

Container of Enlightened Ice Cream

This class action centers on the labeling for Enlightened brand frozen dairy dessert, made by Beyond Better Foods, LLC. The front of the container calls it “The Good-for-You Ice Cream”—but is it entitled to call itself ice cream? Or should other terms be more prominently displayed on the container’s front?

Starbucks White Chocolate Doubleshot Energy Drink

 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. 

Bottle of Coffee-mate

This class action sues Nestle for making Coffee-mate coffee creamer and a number of stores for selling it. The issue? The complaint claims that during the class period, Coffee-mate contained an unsafe additive known as partially hydrogenated oil (PHO). 

Two Sizes of Tropicana's "Essential Probiotics" Juice

Does taking probiotics make you healthier? Is juice an appropriate way to take in probiotics? The complaint for this class action says no, taking issue with Tropicana Products, Inc.’s product line of “Essential Probiotics” fruit juices.

Two Red Snapper

It seems that it’s not uncommon for stores to mislabel the fish they’re selling as more desirable types. This class action alleges that Stew Leonard’s, Inc. mislabels some of its fish as red snapper and sockeye salmon. 

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