Cascadian Farm Frozen Fruits and Vegetables
Allegations: Falsely marketing fruits and vegetables as grown in Washington state when they are imported from other countries
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 the companies misleadingly represent that the ingredients in the products are grown on an organic farm in Washington state when, according to the plaintiffs, the ingredients actually come from large industrial farms in other places in the U.S. and the world. Plaintiffs also claim that the companies do not adequately disclose that the farm business was sold to “multinational agrobusinesses.” (Reed et al v. General Mills, Inc. and Small Planet Foods, Inc., Case No. 19-cv-5, W. D. WA.)
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