Allegations: Failing to disclose that crackers marketed as containing “0g Sugars” are not low calorie and are not for weight control as required by FDA regulations
March 2014: These consolidated actions were voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled., the reasons for which have not been disclosed.
November 2013: A federal judge consolidated these three similar cases. Later in November, an amended complaint making similar allegations (i.e., that Goldfish Crackers are marketed as “natural” when they are not) was filed.
October 2013: The Leo action was transferred from a court in Florida to one in Colorado. (Case No. 13-cv-2866, D. CO.)
June 2013: Two more class-action lawsuits were filed against Pepperidge Farm, Inc. alleging that the company falsely markets Goldfish Crackers as “natural” when, according to plaintiffs, they contain genetically modified, artificial, or synthetic ingredients. Click the case information below to read each complaint.
November 2012: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Pepperidge Farm for allegedly misleadingly representing that Cheddar Goldfish crackers are “natural” when, according to the complaint, they contain genetically modified organisms. (Bolerjack et al v. Pepperidge Farm, Inc., Case No. 12-cv-2918, D. CO.)
For more information about natural claims, click here.