In April 2016, a class-action lawsuit
was filed against All Market, Inc. for allegedly misleadingly marketing Vita Coco coconut water as being “born in brazil” and manufactured in Brazil with Brazilian coconuts without adequately disclosing that it is also made outside of Brazil with coconuts from other countries. According to the complaint, the company moved most of its sourcing and manufacturing of Vita Coco to other countries, including the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Sri Lanka. (Wasser et al v. All Market, Inc.
, Case No. 16-cv-21238, S. D. FL.)
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