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Pret A Manger’s Natural Claims

June 26th, 2020

In June 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Pret A Manger for allegedly falsely advertising food products – including potato chips, sandwiches and cookies – as natural when, according to plaintiffs, the products contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and other synthetic ingredients. (Barton et al v. Pret A Manger (USA) Limited, Case No. 20-cv-4815,


Wesson Oils

May 14th, 2020

May 2020: The First Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the district court’s dismissal of the complaint and remanded the case for further proceedings. To read the decision, click here. (Lee et al v. ConAgra Brands, Inc. et al, Case No. 17-2131, 1st Cir.) November 2017: The named plaintiff filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the


Chipotle’s GMO-Free Marketing

September 23rd, 2019

September 2019: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Cruz et al v. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., Case No. 19-cv-8068, C. D. CA.) July 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Chipotle for allegedly falsely advertising that its menu is free of GMOs when, according to the complaint, menu items that are


Breakstone and Daisy Brand Sour Cream

June 10th, 2019

May 2019: The parties agreed to withdraw the appeal, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. January 2019: The plaintiff filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the decision to dismiss this case. December 2018: A federal judge dismissed all of the claims in this case concluding, among other things, that plaintiffs did not adequately


Pret a Manager’s Natural Claims

March 21st, 2019

In March 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Pret A Manager for allegedly falsely advertising that its food products – including Pret Salt & Vinegar Chips, Pret Balsamic Chicken & Avocado Sandwich, and Pret’s Blueberry Muffin – are natural when, according to plaintiffs, they contain GMOs and synthetic ingredients, including soya and glyphosate. (Cunningham


Pepperidge Farm Texas Toast

January 17th, 2019

In December 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Pepperidge Farm for allegedly deceptively marketing that its Texas Toast contains butter when, according to plaintiffs, only 2% (at most) of the toast is butter while vegetable oils are the primary fat in the product. The complaint also alleges that Pepperidge Farm deceptively claims that the


Nestle’s “No GMO Ingredients” Certification

August 8th, 2018

In July 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Nestle USA for allegedly misleadingly marketing that an independent third party certifies products – including Lean Cuisine Marketplace frozen dinners and Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss creamers – as containing “No GMO Ingredients” when, according to the plaintiffs, the certification is not from an independent, third party and


Frito-Lay “All Natural” Bean Dip

November 29th, 2017

November 2017: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. August 2017: A federal judge granted preliminary approval of a settlement agreement. According to the settlement terms, the company agreed: Not to market the products at issue as “Made With All Natural Ingredients” or “natural” for a period of five years unless the


Boar’s Head Cheeses

September 6th, 2017

In August 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Boar’s Head for allegedly deceptively marketing cheeses as natural when, according to plaintiffs, they contain unnatural, genetically modified organisms (GMOs). (Forsher et al v. Boar’s Head Provisions Co., Inc., Case No. 17-cv-4974, N. D. CA.) For more information about natural claims and TINA.org’s coverage of the


Similac Advanced Non-GMO Baby Formula

June 14th, 2017

In May 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Abbott Laboratories for allegedly misrepresenting that Similac Advanced Non-GMO baby formula does not contain any genetically modified organisms (GMOs) when, according to the complaint, the formula does contain GMOs. (Kao et al v. Abbott Laboratories Inc. d/b/a Abbott Nutrition, Case No. 17-cv-2790, N. D. CA.) For


Crisco Oil

May 31st, 2017

December 2015: Both of these actions were dismissed. The parties in the Ault action reached a settlement agreement, the terms of which have not been disclosed, and the action was dismissed . The Parker action was dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. May 2013: Another class-action lawsuit was filed against J.M.


Popcorners Corn Chips

May 31st, 2017

August/September 2015: This action was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. March 2015: These two related cases were consolidated to be heard together. (Case No. 14-cv-618, N. D. CA) October 2014: The Vandenberg action was transferred from a Florida court to a California court. (Vandenberg et al v. Medora Snacks,


Mission® Restaurant Style Tortillas

May 31st, 2017

July 2014: This case was dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. May 2014: A Consolidated Amended Class Action Complaint making the same allegations was filed. April 2014: This case was consolidated with Cox v. Gruma. (Case No. 12-cv-6502, N. D. CA.) February 2014: This case was transferred to a California court.


Green Giant 100% Valley Fresh Steamers

May 12th, 2017

April 2013: This action was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. December 2012: A class-action lawsuit was filed against General Mills’ Green Giant 100% Valley Fresh Steamers frozen vegetables.  The lawsuit alleges that the veggies are not 100% natural, but rather contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the form of


Chipotle Mexican Grill’s GMO-Free Claims

October 20th, 2016

August 2016: A federal judge dismissed some of the claims in this lawsuit. The judge allowed claims based on Chipotle’s advertising statement that it uses “Only NON-GMO Ingredients” to move forward, but dismissed claims related to other statements because the named plaintiff did not adequately plead that she saw or relied on them. The judge


Stevia In The Raw® 100% Natural Zero Calorie Sweetener

September 27th, 2016

April 2016: A federal judge granted final approval of this settlement. December 2015: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement of this class-action lawsuit. According to the proposed settlement terms, class members may receive a $2 refund for each product purchased (for up to 8 products or a maximum reward of $16). The company also


CHIPOTLE’S GMO-FREE CLAIMS

April 27th, 2016

December 2016: The named plaintiff filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the November 2016 Order and subsequent December 2016 judgment. November 2016: A federal judge granted Chipotle’s motion for summary judgment, denied plaintiffs’ motion for class certification, and dismissed the complaint . April 2016: A federal judge dismissed the claims for injunctive relief in the



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