September 2015: This action was dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled., the reasons for which have not been disclosed.

June 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Dole Packaged Foods for allegedly misleadingly labeling products – including Dole Tropical Fruit, Dole Mixed Fruit, Dole Diced Peaches, and Dole Mandarin Oranges – as “all natural” when they actually contain unnatural ingredients. (Kinney et al v. Dole Packaged Foods, LLC, Case No. 14-cv-05182, W. D. AR.).

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