In April 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Johnson & Johnson and McNeil Nutritionals for allegedly misleadingly marketing that Benecol spreads contain “No Trans Fat” and are safe for human consumption when, according to plaintiffs, the spreads contain partially hydrogenated oils (a trans fat), which increases the risk of heart disease. (Chamlin et al v. Johnson & Johnson and McNeil Nutritionals, LLC, Case No. 19-cv-3852, S. D. NY.)

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Benecol Regular and Light Spreads

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Benecol Regular and Light Spreads

Allegations: Misleadingly labeling products as containing no trans fats and being safe for human consumption when the spreads contain partially hydrogenated oils, which are trans fats that increase the risk…

Benecol Regular and Light Spreads

Class Action

Benecol Regular and Light Spreads

In May 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Johnson & Johnson and McNeil Nutritionals for allegedly falsely labeling Benecol Regular and Light Spreads as containing “No Trans Fats” and…

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Benecol® Spreads

In July 2015, a false advertising class-action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson was dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled. after the parties reached a…


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