Kroger’s Fruit-Flavored Sparkling Waters
Allegations: False natural claims
Agee et al. v. The Kroger Co.
22-cv-4744, N.D. Ill.
Lee et al. v. The Kroger Co.
22-cv-1086, S.D. Ill.
Kroger Maximum Strength Lidocaine Patch
Misleadingly marketing that patches provide “Up to 8 Hours of Relief” when they peel off within hours or minutes of being applied
Misleadingly marketing patches as “Maximum Strength” when they fall off and, as a result, do not deliver a “Maximum Strength” dose of lidocaine
Misleadingly implying patches “Desensitize Aggravated Nerves” and provide “Numbing Relief” when patches are not capable of providing such relief
Agee case: Pending
Lee case: Voluntarily dismissed
Allegations: False natural claims
Allegations: Failing to disclose products contain high levels of toxic heavy metals
Allegations: Misleadingly marketing products as if they contain dairy ingredients when the ingredients list shows water and soybean oil are substituted for dairy ingredients and the only dairy ingredient is…
Allegations: Failing to disclose that products may contain a dangerous substance that increases the risk of serious adverse health consequences and death
Allegations: Falsely marketing cheeses as smoked when the smoked flavor comes from an added ingredient
Allegations: Failing to disclose that products contain a harmful substance and may increase the risk of contracting invasive infections
Allegations: Misleadingly marketing medicines as non-drowsy when they contain an ingredient that causes drowsiness
Allegations: Misleadingly marketing that products contain only the fruit identified on the front label when the ingredients list reveals that they contain ore “fruit syrup” than fruit
Allegations: Falsely marketing that the cheese gets its flavor from being smoked when the flavor – and color — actually come from an added smoke flavor ingredient
Allegations: Falsely marketing sunscreens as “reef friendly” when they contain ingredients that are harmful to coral reefs and marine life
Allegations: Falsely marketing disposable plates and bowls as compostable
Allegations: Products do not make the number of cups advertised on the labels
Allegations: Misleadingly advertising that the flavors in waters come from fruits without disclosing that the drinks contain the artificial flavoring ingredient malic acid
Allegations: Falsely marketing that the cheese gets its flavor from being smoked when the flavor actually comes from an added ingredient
October 2020: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Case No. 20-cv-1040, D.N.M.) September 2020: A class-action lawsuit was filed against The Kroger Company and Albertsons for…
In July 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against The Kroger Co. for allegedly misleadingly marketing Kroger® Infants’ Pain & Fever Acetaminophen and Kroger® Children’s Pain & Fever Acetaminophen as…
In July 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against The Kroger Co. for allegedly falsely representing that its ground coffee products make a specific number of servings when, according to…
In September 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against The Kroger Co. for allegedly misleadingly labeling Private Selection Raw and Unfiltered Wildflower Honey, as well as Simple Truth Organic Raw…
May 2019: The case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Case No. 19-cv-4125, C. D. CA.) March 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against The Kroger Co. for…
In March 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against The Kroger Co. for allegedly misleadingly marketing Simple Truth Coconutmilk (a drink made up of coconut oil and water) as healthy…
In March 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against The Kroger Co. for allegedly falsely marketing its Aloe Vera After Sun Gel as being made with aloe when, according to…
A class-action lawsuit was filed against The Kroger Co. for allegedly deceptively labeling Kroger 100% Apple Juice, Kroger 100% Natural Apple Juice, and Simple Truth Organic 100% Apple Juice as…
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A closer look at the who, what, where, when, and why.
The bag lies, says a website that tests food labeled “gluten free.”