Kraft Heinz Foods Made in USA Claims

September 2016: This action was voluntarily dismissed with prejudice as to the named plaintiff’s claims and without prejudice as to the class members’ claims because the parties reached a settlement agreement. The terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.

May 2016: The plaintiffs filed an amended complaint that names only Kraft Heinz Foods as a defendant and similarly alleges that the company deceptively labels products as “MFD. In U.S.A.” when they actually contain ingredients that were produced outside of the United States.

April 2016: A federal judge dismissed this lawsuit without prejudice finding, among other things, that plaintiffs did not meet the heightened pleading standard for fraud-based claims because the complaint did not include enough detail about the alleged misrepresentations.

December 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against H.J. Heinz Company and Kraft Heinz Foods for allegedly deceptively labeling products – including sauces and condiments – as “MFD. In U.S.A.” when they actually contain foreign ingredients. (Alaei et al v. H.J. Heinz Company, L.P. and Kraft Heinz Foods Company, Case No. 15-cv-2961, S. D. CA.)

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When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.

When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled.

When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled.

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