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Quaker Oats Trans Fat Claims

August 12th, 2014

In July 2014, a federal judge approved a settlement to a class-action lawsuit against Quaker Oats Co. The complaint, which was originally filed in 2010, alleged that Quaker Oats misleadingly labeled products –including Quaker Instant Oatmeal, Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, and Quaker Oatmeal to Go Bars – as “Wholesome” and “Heart Healthy” when, in reality,


When is Zero Trans Fat Really Zero?

June 4th, 2012

You have probably seen the “0 grams trans fat” label on everything from spreads to chips at the supermarket.  Trans fats are now known to raise your bad cholesterol, increasing your risk of stroke and heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, we should aim to keep our consumption of trans fat to no


FitMiss Fat-Burning Supplements

July 11th, 2016

July 2015: This action was dismissed . The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed. October 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against MusclePharm Corporation for allegedly deceptively advertising FitMiss Fat-Burning supplements. The complaint, which was originally filed in Nevada and later transferred to Colorado, alleges that the company claims, among other things, that


Yes, Mr. Wilson, Potato Chips are Fattening

April 24th, 2012

I love potato chips.  The ruffled ones with a little onion dip – now that’s heaven.  But though I love potato chips dearly, they only enter our house once a year, on Super Bowl Sunday.  On this day, my kids and I plow through bags of fried potatoes until our fingers are so coated in


Coffee-mate Creamers

February 6th, 2020

January 2020: A federal judge denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss the amended complaint finding that the plaintiffs fixed the problems with the complaint and met the heightened pleading standard for fraud-based claims. October 2019: Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint bringing similar allegations after a federal judge dismissed plaintiffs’ claims in September 2019. November 2018:


Benecol Spreads

November 1st, 2019

In April 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Johnson & Johnson and McNeil Nutritionals for allegedly misleadingly marketing that Benecol spreads contain “No Trans Fat” and are safe for human consumption when, according to plaintiffs, the spreads contain partially hydrogenated oils (a trans fat), which increases the risk of heart disease. (Chamlin et al


La Choy Crispy Noodle Products

July 11th, 2019

In May 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against ConAgra Brands for allegedly falsely marketing La Choy crispy noodle products as containing “0g Trans Fat” when, according to plaintiffs, the products contain a dangerous amount of partially hydrogenated oil, an artificial trans fat that allegedly causes heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s Disease. (Altes et


Pringles Chips and More

May 7th, 2019

May 2019: The parties reached a settlement agreement, the terms of which have not yet been disclosed. January 2019: A federal judge denied class certification finding that the plaintiffs did not provide a way to calculate economic injury and failed to establish standing for injunctive relief claims. August 2018: The stay was lifted. April 2016:


KIND Snack Bars “Health” and “All Natural” Claims

April 17th, 2019

February 2019: The stay of the “natural” and “non-GMO” claims was lifted. March 2018: Both the “natural” and “non-GMO” claims were stayed until August 15, 2018. The natural claims were stayed pending the FDA’s determination of the proper use of the term “natural” and the non-GMO claims were stayed pending the USDA’s work establishing a


Kroger Bread Crumbs

November 21st, 2018

October 2018: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal of this class-action lawsuit finding that the named plaintiff adequately alleged that she relied on label misrepresentations and purchased the product relying on those misrepresentations. The appellate court remanded the case for further proceedings. April 2016: The named plaintiff filed a Notice of Appeal


Xtreme Wellness Tortillas

June 7th, 2018

August 2016: A federal judge granted final approval of a settlement agreement in which the company agreed that several varieties of Ole Xtreme Wellness! Tortilla wraps will not contain partially hydrogenated oils for at least ten years. October 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Ole Mexican Foods, Inc. alleging, among other things, that the


7-Select Potato Chips and More

June 7th, 2018

May 2017: This case was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. June 2016: The Ninth Circuit reversed the district court’s dismissal of the lawsuit finding that the district court erred in concluding that the allegations failed to establish standing (i.e., a proper basis to sue). April 2014: A federal judge dismissed


Frito-Lay’s Food Products

April 11th, 2018

March 2018: The appeal was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. (Case No. 17-16817, 9th Cir.) September 2017: Plaintiffs filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the decision to grant summary judgment. May 2017: A federal judge granted Frito-Lay’s motion for summary judgment finding that the named plaintiffs did not establish


Mission Guacamole and Mission Spicy Bean Dip

December 1st, 2017

A false advertising class-action lawsuit against Gruma Corporation was dismissed in 2011. The 2010 complaint claims that the company misleadingly marketed Mission Guacamole and Spicy Bean Dip in several ways. Plaintiffs alleged that the company misleadingly marketed both products as containing “0g TRANS FAT” when, according to the complaint, they contained dangerous levels of artificial


Lay’s Potato Chips, Fritos, and Other Frito-Lay Snacks

December 1st, 2017

October 2015: This action was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. May 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Frito-Lay North America for allegedly mislabeling several products, including Lay’s Honey Barbecue Potato Chips, Cheetos Puffs, Fritos Original Corn Chips, and several flavors of Tostito Tortilla Chips. Specifically, plaintiffs claim that


Conagra Foods Oil Products

October 27th, 2017

May 2017: The stay was extended pending the outcome of another case against the company, Briseno v. ConAgra Foods. January 2015: This action was stayed pending the outcome of a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals case, Jones v. ConAgra Foods. November 2013: A class action complaint was filed against Conagra Foods, Inc. for allegedly mislabeling


Crunch ‘n Munch

September 19th, 2017

March 2017: A federal judge dismissed the complaint finding that federal law preempts the claims. June 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against ConAgra Foods, Inc. for, among other things, allegedly falsely marketing Crunch ‘n Munch (caramel popcorn snacks) as containing “0g Trans Fat” when, in reality, the snacks contain dangerous levels of trans fat.


Nestle Coffee-Mate Creamers

June 29th, 2017

September 2016: The appeal was voluntarily dismissed, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. March 2016: A federal judge dismissed this lawsuit finding, among other things, that the allegedly false marketing claims are permitted under FDA regulations. The lawsuit was dismissed without leave to amend. To learn more about all of the reasons the



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