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Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Pops

January 14th, 2019

In December 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Tootsie Roll Industries for allegedly representing that Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Pops were safe when, according to plaintiffs, the candies contained partially hydrogenated oil (PHO), an unsafe food additive that causes cardiovascular disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease, until 2016. (Beasley et al v. Tootsie Roll Industries,


Boxes of Junior Mints®

October 19th, 2018

August 2018: A federal judge dismissed this case concluding that the packaging would not mislead reasonable consumers. To read the full court decision, click here. Later in August, the named plaintiffs filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the decision to dismiss the case. October 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Tootsie Roll Industries for


Boxes of Junior Mints® and Sugar Babies®

April 27th, 2018

Plaintiffs in a false advertising class-action lawsuit filed against Tootsie Roll Industries in February 2017 moved to certify the class. The complaint alleges that the company deceptively uses ed opaque packaging for Junior Mints® and Sugar Babies® candies that has 45% empty space. The lawsuit was transferred to federal court in April 2017. (Gordon et



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