March 2017: After being transferred to another California court, a federal judge stayed (i.e., suspended the activity) this case until the FDA issues guidance on the use of the word “natural.” (Perera et al v. Pacific Foods of Oregon, Inc., Case No. 14-cv-2074, N. D. CA.)
November 2013: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Pacific Foods of Oregon, Inc. for allegedly deceptively marketing its line of non-dairy beverage products, including its Hemp Non-Dairy Beverage Unsweetened (Vanilla) product. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the company labels these products as “all natural” when they actually contain artificial ingredients. In addition, plaintiffs claim that the company labels the products as containing “evaporated cane juice” when they really contain sugars and syrups. (Perera et al v. Pacific Foods of Oregon, Inc., et al., Case No. 13-cv-01788, C. D. CA.).
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