CATrends: What the Fudge?
Lawsuits allege brownie brands and others lack the essential dairy ingredients to call their products fudge.
CATrends: Phthalates in Boxed Macaroni and Cheese
Lawsuits against Kraft and Annie’s mac and cheese allege brands fail to disclose harmful chemical ingredients.
By the Numbers: Made in the USA Class-Action Lawsuits
A closer look at the who, what, where, when, and why.
Seven Ad Claim Pet Peeves
Pet owners, take note: These products may not be deserving of your doggie dollars.
Ad or Not? Olympians’ Social Media Posts
Olympians stumble out of the gate when it comes to disclosing sponsorships.
Sale or Not? ‘As Advertised’ Tags at Target
It sounds like a sale but is it?
Yoplait’s Real Milk Yogurt
A pristine meadow and acres of space may not be the reality for milk-producing cows.
FDA Makes Sugar Count More Transparent
Tallying up added sugars wasn’t easy.
Chobani Simply 100
Let the yogurt wars commence.
Is Cheerios Protein Misleading Consumers?
New class-action lawsuit accuses General Mills of deceptively marketing Cheerios.
Gardetto’s Garlic Rye Chips
Allegations: Misleadingly using “rye” in the product name
Cascadian Farm Frozen Fruits and Vegetables
Allegations: Falsely marketing fruits and vegetables as grown in Washington state when they are imported from other countries
Nature Valley Crunchy Oats ‘n Honey
Allegations: Misleadingly marketing the ingredients in bars
Allegations: False natural claims
Annie’s Naturals® Salad Dressings
Allegations: Falsely marketing salad dressings as natural
Annie’s Bunny Fruit Snacks
Allegations: Using slack-filled boxes for Bunny Fruit Snacks
Scooby-Doo, Star Wars and Other Character Fruit Snacks
Allegations: Falsely marketing fruit snacks as natural
Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie Mix
Allegations: Misleadingly marketing the product as fudge when it lacks ingredients essential in fudge
Fruit By The Foot, Gushers, Fruit Roll-Ups and Other Fruit-Flavored Snacks
Allegations: Falsely advertising products as containing no artificial flavors when they contain a synthetic ingredient
Annie’s Mac and Cheese Products
Allegations: Failing to adequately disclose that products contain dangerous and harmful chemicals
Blue Wilderness Dog Food
In January 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Blue Buffalo Company for allegedly misleadingly marketing its Blue Wilderness line of dog foods as healthy, nutritious, and “[i]nspired by the…
Kix Cereals “All Natural Corn” Claims
2016: A federal judge stayed the action in this case in order to await FDA developments relating to the use of the term “natural.” October 2015: Both parties filed competing…
Annie’s Homegrown Vanilla Ice Cream
In October 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Annie’s Homegrown for allegedly misleadingly marketing that its vanilla ice cream products contain vanilla when, according to plaintiffs, the ingredients list…
Boxes of Golden Grahams and Honey Nut Cheerios
In September 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against General Mills for allegedly deceptively using You know when you buy a big bag of chips, and you’re all psyched for…
August 2019: This case was transferred to federal court. (Case No. 19-cv-890, S. D. IL.) June 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against General Mills alleging that it falsely advertises…
June 2019: A federal judge dismissed this complaint concluding that the named plaintiff failed to establish standing because she did not adequately allege injury. August 2018: A class-action lawsuit was…
Various Annie’s Homegrown Food and Beverages
In May 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Annie’s Homegrown for allegedly falsely advertising several products – including Annie’s Organic Cheesy Ravioli, Annie’s Organic Frosted Oak Flakes, Annie’s Organic…
Chocolate Cheerios, Cocoa Puffs, and More Chocolate Cereals
In March 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against General Mills for allegedly misleadingly marketing that Chocolate Cheerios, Cocoa Puffs, Chocolate Toast Crunch, Chocolate Chex, and other chocolate-based cereals are…
Various Annie’s Homegrown Products
In March 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Annie’s Homegrown for allegedly falsely marketing products – including Annie’s Spirals with Butter & Parmesan Macaroni & Cheese, Annie’s Bunny Pasta…
Cascadian Farm Fruit and Vegetable Products
In January 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against General Mills and Small Planet Foods for allegedly misleadingly marketing Cascadian Farm fruit and vegetable blends. Specifically, the complaint claims that…
Cheerios, Nature Valley Granola Products, and Lucky Charms
January 2019: This case was transferred to a Florida court where another similar case (Doss v. General Mills) was filed before this case. (Case No. 19-cv-60063, S. D. FL.) August…
Packaging of Annie’s Homegrown Cereals
November 2018: This action was transferred to federal court. (Case No. 18-cv-2634, S. D. CA.) October 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against General Mills for allegedly deceptively packaging Annie’s…
Annie’s Naturals ® Salad Dressing
December 2017: This case was transferred to another California court. (Case No. 17-cv-7288, N.D. Cal.) August 2017: Another class-action lawsuit was filed against Annie’s Homegrown and General Mills for allegedly…
The Blue Buffalo Company Pet Food
July 2017: The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court’s approval of the settlement. To read the full decision, click here. Later in July, an objector filed a…
Summer Strawberry Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks
In August 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Annie’s, Inc. for allegedly deceptively advertising Summer Strawberry Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks as containing strawberries when, according to plaintiffs, the fruit…
Blue Buffalo Dog Food
In June 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Blue Buffalo Pet Products for, among other things, allegedly deceptively advertising that dog food – including Blue Wilderness Chicken Recipe for…
General Mills Nature Valley
May 2014: This action was voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled., the reasons for which have not been disclosed. June 2013: A judge…
Nature Valley Products
December 2016: These actions were consolidated with two other actions filed against General Mills — Wolosyzn v. General Mills, Inc. and Scott v. General Mills, Inc. October 2016: Both of…
Green Giant 100% Valley Fresh Steamers
April 2013: This action was voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled., the reasons for which have not been…
Cheerios “Gluten-Free” Claims
January 2017: The parties in the Haddix case notified the Court that the claims have been resolved and they intend to file a Stipulation for Dismissal once the settlement agreement…
Nature Valley Snacks
In October 2016, two class-action lawsuits were filed against General Mills for, among other things, allegedly marketing Nature Valley products – including Crunchy granola bars, Breakfast Biscuits, and Oatmeal Squares – as…
Various General Mills Products
In August 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against General Mills for allegedly deceptively labeling products – including cereals – as healthy when they actually contain excess sugar and, as…
August 2016: A federal court dismissed some of the claims in the case When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled. and others When a complaint is…
“Gluten Free” Cheerios
August 2016: An amended complaint making similar allegations (i.e., that General Mills mislabeled Cheerios as “gluten free” when, in reality, they are not) was filed. July 2016: A federal judge…
Blue Buffalo Pet Food
October 2015: This action was transferred to another court to be heard with other similar lawsuits. Click here to learn about that case. September 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed…