In June 2015, a federal judge refused to dismiss a class-action lawsuit against Gerber alleging, among other things, that the company falsely markets the Good Start Gentle line of infant formula. According to the 2015 complaint, the company represents that:
- Consuming the formula reduces the risk of infants developing allergies and atopic dermatitis (an inflammatory skin disorder) without adequate support to make such claims; and
- The FDA approves certain advertising claims (including that the formula reduces the occurrence of allergies in infants) when, in reality, the FDA did not approve such health claims.
(Zakaria et al v. Gerber Products Co., Case No. 15-cv-200, C. D. CA.)
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