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“Happy Cows” Claims on Ben & Jerry’s Ice Creams

November 1st, 2019

In October 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc. and Unilever for allegedly falsely advertising that Ben & Jerry’s ice creams are made with milk and cream from “happy cows” living on Vermont farms that meet certain standards for humane and sustainable farming practices and are part of a “Caring


Milk from Fair Oaks Farms Food

August 20th, 2020

August 2020: This case was transferred from a court in Indiana to one in Illinois in order to be heard as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL). (Honeycutt v. Fair Oaks Farms Food, LLC, Case No. 20-cv-4647, N.D. Ill.; MDL Case Info: In Re: Fairlife Milk Products Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, MDL No. 2909,


Fairlife Milk

July 17th, 2020

October 2019: Several lawsuits pending against Fairlife were transferred to Illinois to be heard together in a multidistrict litigation (MDL). Click here and here to see the transfer orders. (In Re: Fairlife Milk Products Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, MDL No. 2909; Lead Case Info: Case No. 19-cv-3924, N. D. Ill.) June-September 2019: Multiple class-action


Kraft Natural Cheese Products

July 10th, 2020

In July 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against The Kraft Heinz Company for allegedly misleadingly marketing Kraft Natural Cheese Products as natural when, according to the complaint, the milk used to make the cheese comes from cows that were given an artificial growth hormone to increase their milk production. (Koh et al v. The


Fairlife Milk Products

July 2nd, 2020

In June 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Coca-Cola for allegedly falsely advertising that Fairlife products contain milk from cows that are treated ethically, humanely, and with an “extraordinary” amount of care and the farming practices used are environmentally sustainable when, according to plaintiffs, the cows are routinely abused and mistreated. (Cantwell et al


Dairy Products from Tillamook County Creamery Association

September 3rd, 2019

In August 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Tillamook County Creamery Association for allegedly deceptively advertising that the milk used in its dairy products comes from cows on small family farms in Tillamook County when, according to the complaint, the milk comes from cows in a large, industrialized dairy factory farm in Oregon. (Bohr


Kerrygold Butter Products

May 7th, 2019

March 2019: The named plaintiff voluntarily dismissed this action , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. February 2019: A federal judge dismissed this action for failure to state a claim, concluding that reasonable consumers would not interpret the “grass-fed cows” advertising claims to mean that the cows are fed only grass, and that


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


Whitewave’s Silk and Horizon Products

October 27th, 2017

July 2014: The appeal was voluntarily dismissed pursuant to an agreement between the parties, the terms of which have not been disclosed. January 2014: Plaintiffs filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the December 2013 dismissal. December 2013: A federal judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed against Whitewave Foods Company alleging that the company misbrands both


A Deluge of Doublespeak

January 5th, 2017

Corporate doublespeak is as hard to decipher as the questionable claims in the ads themselves.


Fifth Quarter Fresh

January 27th, 2016

Can a specially formulated chocolate milk really “protect the brain”?


Settling Up: Vemma

September 29th, 2015

A Vemma settlement with the FTC will likely take this form.


Chobani Yogurt

July 18th, 2013

Chobani Yogurt has come under scrutiny from an activist group over its use of GMOs. Green America is criticizing the yogurt manufacturer for using dairy from GMO-fed cows while using terms like “real” and “natural” in its advertising. According to Green America’s GMO Inside campaign press release: Greek yogurt, popular today for its high protein



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