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General Mills Nature Valley

May 31st, 2017

May 2014: This action was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. June 2013: A judge granted General Mills’ motion to dismiss claims in a deceptive advertising class-action lawsuit filed against it in 2012 due to the plaintiffs’ failure to show how they were deceived by the company’s statements. The plaintiffs


Various General Mills Products

September 26th, 2016

In August 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against General Mills for allegedly deceptively labeling products – including cereals – as healthy when they actually contain excess sugar and, as a result, increase the risk of chronic diseases. (Truxel et al v. General Mills Sales, Inc., Case No. 16-cv-4957, N. D. CA.) For more information


General Mills YoPlus

February 8th, 2013

General Mills settled a 2010 class-action lawsuit against it for $8.5 million in February 2013. The lawsuit alleged that the company deceptively advertised its YoPlus probiotic yogurt as providing additional digestive health benefits over other yogurts. Under the settlement agreement, YoPlus consumers will be entitled to $4 for each item they purchased. (Johnson et al


General Mills Yoplait Greek Yogurt and Cabot Greek Yogurt

August 30th, 2012

Unhappy yogurt lovers filed class-action lawsuits against General Mills (in April 2012) and Cabot (in August 2012) for calling their products “Greek yogurt,” when they’re neither Greek nor yogurt.  According to the lawsuits, the products contain Milk Protein Concentrate (and, in the case of Cabot, Whey Protein Concentrate), neither of which are FDA-approved ingredients of


Kix Cereals “All Natural Corn” Claims

November 1st, 2019

2016: A federal judge stayed the action in this case in order to await FDA developments relating to the use of the term “natural.” October 2015: Both parties filed competing motions for summary judgment. In its motion for summary judgment, General Mills argues that its advertising is protected by the First Amendment and that the


Boxes of Golden Grahams and Honey Nut Cheerios

October 17th, 2019

In September 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against General Mills for allegedly deceptively using ed cardboard boxes for its breakfast cereals – including Golden Grahams and Honey Nut Cheerios – to make consumers believe that they are getting more cereal than they actually are. According to the complaint, the boxes of cereals contain approximately


Fruit Roll-Ups

August 23rd, 2019

August 2019: This case was transferred to federal court. (Case No. 19-cv-890, S. D. IL.) June 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against General Mills alleging that it falsely advertises Fruit Roll-Ups as “all natural” and containing “no artificial flavors” when, according to plaintiffs, they contain the synthetic ingredient malic acid. (Newman et al v.


Cheerios

June 27th, 2019

June 2019: A federal judge dismissed this complaint concluding that the named plaintiff failed to establish standing because she did not adequately allege injury. August 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against General Mills for allegedly failing to inform consumers that its Cheerios cereal contains glyphosate, an ingredient that is dangerous and a carcinogen. (Doss


Chocolate Cheerios, Cocoa Puffs, and More Chocolate Cereals

April 9th, 2019

In March 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against General Mills for allegedly misleadingly marketing that Chocolate Cheerios, Cocoa Puffs, Chocolate Toast Crunch, Chocolate Chex, and other chocolate-based cereals are made with real cocoa on the front and back labels of the boxes when, according to the complaint, the list of ingredients discloses that the


Cascadian Farm Fruit and Vegetable Products

January 22nd, 2019

In January 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against General Mills and Small Planet Foods for allegedly misleadingly marketing Cascadian Farm fruit and vegetable blends. Specifically, the complaint claims that the companies misleadingly represent that the ingredients in the products are grown on an organic farm in Washington state when, according to the plaintiffs, the


Cheerios, Nature Valley Granola Products, and Lucky Charms

January 14th, 2019

January 2019: This case was transferred to a Florida court where another similar case (Doss v. General Mills) was filed before this case. (Case No. 19-cv-60063, S. D. FL.) August 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against General Mills (and amended in October 2018) for allegedly misleadingly marketing Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal, Nature


Packaging of Annie’s Homegrown Cereals

November 21st, 2018

November 2018: This action was transferred to federal court. (Case No. 18-cv-2634, S. D. CA.) October 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against General Mills for allegedly deceptively packaging Annie’s Homegrown cereals using ed packaging. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the opaque containers contain approximately 50% empty space. (Jackson et al v. General Mills, Inc.,


Cascadian Farm Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

April 30th, 2018

A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Small Planet Foods and General Mills in state court in March 2018 and transferred to federal court in April 2018. Specifically, plaintiffs claim that the company falsely markets Cascadian Farm frozen fruits and vegetables as being grown on an organic farm in Washington state when, according to


Scooby-Doo, Star Wars and Other Character Fruit Snacks

February 26th, 2018

A false advertising lawsuit was filed against General Mills for allegedly misleadingly labeling fruit snacks that are in the shape of movie and television characters – including Scooby-Doo, Despicable Me, Star Wars, Dora The Explorer, Hello Kitty, DC Superhero Girls, SpongeBob, Trolls, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Thomas and Friends, – as being “naturally flavored”


Annie’s Naturals ® Salad Dressing

December 28th, 2017

December 2017: This case was transferred to another California court. (Case No. 17-cv-7288, N. D. CA.) August 2017: Another class-action lawsuit was filed against Annie’s Homegrown and General Mills for allegedly falsely representing Annie’s Naturals® salad dressings as natural when, according to plaintiffs, they contain a synthetic ingredient (specifically, xanthan gum). (Campbell et al v.


Nature Valley Products

May 31st, 2017

December 2016: These actions were consolidated with two other actions filed against General Mills — Wolosyzn v. General Mills, Inc. and Scott v. General Mills, Inc. October 2016: Both of these cases were transferred to a Minnesota court. Click here and here to see the court orders. August 2016: Two class-action lawsuits were filed against General


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


Mott’s Fruit Snacks

April 11th, 2017

November 2017: This case was dismissed, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. The individual claims were dismissed and the class members’ claims were dismissed . February 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Mott’s for allegedly deceptively marketing Mott’s fruit snacks, including Mott’s Fruity Rolls and Mott’s Medley Fruit Flavored Snacks. Specifically, the


Cheerios “Gluten-Free” Claims

February 10th, 2017

January 2017: The parties in the Haddix case notified the Court that the claims have been resolved and they intend to file a Stipulation for Dismissal once the settlement agreement is complete. April 2016: The named plaintiff in Longo voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit . The reasons for the dismissal have not yet been disclosed. Late



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