Premier Protein Protein Drinks and Bars
September 2018: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement agreement in which the company agreed to provide class members with a cash award for each Premier Protein Shake product purchased. Class members with proof of purchase may receive $1 for each product purchased for a maximum award of $40 and class members without proof of purchase may receive $0.50 for each product purchased for a maximum award of $20. In addition, the company agreed to review its manufacturing procedures and to implement practices to minimize the variability in the amount of protein in them. A final fairness hearing is scheduled for January 17, 2019. For more information, go to https://www.proteinshakesettlement.com/.
August 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Premier Nutrition Corp. for allegedly misrepresenting the amount of protein in Premier Protein brand ready-to-drink protein products and protein bars. The complaint alleges that the company misleadingly represents that the protein drinks contain 30 grams of protein per bottle when, according to plaintiffs, the drinks contain between 26.9 and 28.34 grams of protein. In addition, the complaint alleges that the company misleadingly represents that the protein bars contain 30 grams of protein per bar when, according to plaintiffs, the bars contain 25.9 grams of protein. (Gregorio et al v. Premier Nutrition Corp., Case No. 17-cv-5987, S. D. NY.)
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