In October 2016, two class-action lawsuits were filed against General Mills for, among other things, allegedly marketing Nature Valley products – including Crunchy granola bars, Breakfast Biscuits, and Oatmeal Squares – as being made with “100% NATURAL Whole Grain Oats” without disclosing that they may contain a harmful unnatural ingredient, glyphosate. To read the complaints, click on the case information below.

For more information about natural claims and TINA.org’s coverage of the issue, click here.


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Blue Wilderness Dog Food

Class Action

Blue Wilderness Dog Food

In January 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Blue Buffalo Company for allegedly misleadingly marketing its Blue Wilderness line of dog foods as healthy, nutritious, and “[i]nspired by the…

Kix Cereals “All Natural Corn” Claims

Class Action

Kix Cereals “All Natural Corn” Claims

2016: A federal judge stayed the action in this case in order to await FDA developments relating to the use of the term “natural.” October 2015: Both parties filed competing…

Annie’s Homegrown Vanilla Ice Cream

Class Action

Annie’s Homegrown Vanilla Ice Cream

In October 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Annie’s Homegrown for allegedly misleadingly marketing that its vanilla ice cream products contain vanilla when, according to plaintiffs, the ingredients list…

Fruit Roll-Ups

Class Action

Fruit Roll-Ups

August 2019: This case was transferred to federal court. (Case No. 19-cv-890, S. D. IL.) June 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against General Mills alleging that it falsely advertises…

Cheerios

Class Action

Cheerios

June 2019: A federal judge dismissed this complaint concluding that the named plaintiff failed to establish standing because she did not adequately allege injury. August 2018: A class-action lawsuit was…

Various Annie’s Homegrown Food and Beverages

Class Action

Various Annie’s Homegrown Food and Beverages

In May 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Annie’s Homegrown for allegedly falsely advertising several products – including Annie’s Organic Cheesy Ravioli, Annie’s Organic Frosted Oak Flakes, Annie’s Organic…

Chocolate Cheerios, Cocoa Puffs, and More Chocolate Cereals

Class Action

Chocolate Cheerios, Cocoa Puffs, and More Chocolate Cereals

In March 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against General Mills for allegedly misleadingly marketing that Chocolate Cheerios, Cocoa Puffs, Chocolate Toast Crunch, Chocolate Chex, and other chocolate-based cereals are…

Various Annie’s Homegrown Products

Class Action

Various Annie’s Homegrown Products

In March 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Annie’s Homegrown for allegedly falsely marketing products – including Annie’s Spirals with Butter & Parmesan Macaroni & Cheese, Annie’s Bunny Pasta…

Cascadian Farm Fruit and Vegetable Products

Class Action

Cascadian Farm Fruit and Vegetable Products

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…

LÄRABAR The Original Fruit and Nut Food Bar

Class Action

LÄRABAR The Original Fruit and Nut Food Bar

In October 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Small Planet Foods for allegedly deceptively marketing LÄRABAR Original Fruit and Nut Bars as being healthy by identifying the whole fruits…

Packaging of Annie’s Homegrown Cereals

Class Action

Packaging of Annie’s Homegrown Cereals

November 2018: This action was transferred to federal court. (Case No. 18-cv-2634, S. D. CA.) October 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against General Mills for allegedly deceptively packaging Annie’s…

Cake Scratch Mixes from Immaculate Baking

Class Action

Cake Scratch Mixes from Immaculate Baking

In June 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Immaculate Baking Co. for allegedly deceptively using You know when you buy a big bag of chips, and you’re all psyched…

Cascadian Farm Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

Class Action

Cascadian Farm Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Small Planet Foods and General Mills in state court in March 2018 and transferred to federal court in April 2018. Specifically, plaintiffs…

Annie’s Naturals ® Salad Dressing

Class Action

Annie’s Naturals ® Salad Dressing

December 2017: This case was transferred to another California court. (Case No. 17-cv-7288, N.D. Cal.) August 2017: Another class-action lawsuit was filed against Annie’s Homegrown and General Mills for allegedly…

The Blue Buffalo Company Pet Food

Class Action

The Blue Buffalo Company Pet Food

July 2017: The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court’s approval of the settlement. To read the full decision, click here. Later in July, an objector filed a…

Summer Strawberry Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks

Class Action

Summer Strawberry Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks

In August 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Annie’s, Inc. for allegedly deceptively advertising Summer Strawberry Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks as containing strawberries when, according to plaintiffs, the fruit…

Blue Buffalo Dog Food

Class Action

Blue Buffalo Dog Food

In June 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Blue Buffalo Pet Products for, among other things, allegedly deceptively advertising that dog food – including Blue Wilderness Chicken Recipe for…

General Mills Nature Valley

Class Action

General Mills Nature Valley

May 2014: This action was voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled., the reasons for which have not been disclosed. June 2013: A judge…

Nature Valley Products

Class Action

Nature Valley Products

December 2016: These actions were consolidated with two other actions filed against General Mills — Wolosyzn v. General Mills, Inc. and Scott v. General Mills, Inc. October 2016: Both of…

Green Giant 100% Valley Fresh Steamers

Class Action

Green Giant 100% Valley Fresh Steamers

April 2013: This action was voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled., the reasons for which have not been…

Cheerios “Gluten-Free” Claims

Class Action

Cheerios “Gluten-Free” Claims

January 2017: The parties in the Haddix case notified the Court that the claims have been resolved and they intend to file a Stipulation for Dismissal once the settlement agreement…

Various General Mills Products

Class Action

Various General Mills Products

In August 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against General Mills for allegedly deceptively labeling products – including cereals – as healthy when they actually contain excess sugar and, as…

Cheerios Protein

Class Action

Cheerios Protein

August 2016: A federal court dismissed some of the claims in the case When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled. and others When a complaint is…

“Gluten Free” Cheerios

Class Action

“Gluten Free” Cheerios

August 2016: An amended complaint making similar allegations (i.e., that General Mills mislabeled Cheerios as “gluten free” when, in reality, they are not) was filed. July 2016: A federal judge…

Blue Buffalo Pet Food

Class Action

Blue Buffalo Pet Food

October 2015: This action was transferred to another court to be heard with other similar lawsuits. Click here to learn about that case. September 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed…


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