KIND Bars

August 2015: This action was transferred to a New York court to be heard with other similar lawsuits. Click here to learn more about the case. (In Re KIND LLC “Healthy and All Natural” Litigation, MDL No. 15-cv-2645, S. D. NY.)

May 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against KIND LLC for, among other things, falsely marketing KIND snack bars, including KIND Fruit & Nut Almond & Apricot, KIND Fruit & Nut Almond & Coconut, KIND Plus Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate + Protein, and KIND Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew + Antioxidants. Among other things, the complaint alleges that the company:

  • Deceptively markets the snack bars using terms and symbols – including “healthy,” “+,” “Plus,” “Anti-oxidant rich,” “Good Source of Fiber,” and “No Trans Fat” – without meeting federal requirements to make such claims,
  • Does not include the name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor, as required by federal regulations;
  • Does not adequately disclose certain nutrition information;
  • Does not correctly disclose allergen information because it does not include all of the major allergens, as required by federal law; and
  • Lists ingredients without meeting federal requirements for such lists. (For example, the complaint alleges that the company does not list the specific names of ingredients and sub-ingredients and does not use the appropriate common name for an ingredient.)

(House et al v. KIND LLC, Case No. 15-cv-2127, N. D. CA.)

For more information about other class-action lawsuits filed against KIND LLC and TINA.org’s coverage of the company, click here.

 

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