June 2014: Both cases were consolidated with six related cases: Sciortino, Cortina, Granados, Ibusuki, Ree, Aourout, and Hall. To learn more about the status of the consolidated action, click here.

March 2014: Both cases were transferred to another California court. (Aourout, Case No. 14-cv-1105, N. D. CA. and Ree, Case No. 14-cv-1192, N. D. CA.)

Early 2014: Two more class-action lawsuits were filed against Pepsico, Inc. alleging that the company fails to tell consumers that Pepsi One contains a significant amount of the carcinogen 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI) and exposes consumers to health risks. To see the February 2014 complaint, click here. To see the March 2014 complaint, click here. (Aourout et al v. Pepsico, Inc., Case No. 14-cv-01105, C. D. CA. and Ree et al v. Pepsico, Inc., Case No. 14-cv-328, C. D. CA.).

For more information about other class action lawsuits regarding products that contain carcinogens and TINA.org’s coverage of the issue, click here.

For more information about other class action lawsuits filed against Pepsico and TINA.org’s coverage of the company, click here.

 


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Tostitos Hint of Lime Chips

Class Action

Tostitos Hint of Lime Chips

Allegations: Misleadingly marketing that lime is a flavoring ingredient in the chips when the ingredients list reveals the chips do not contain any limes and the flavor comes from unspecified…

Quaker Oats Products

Class Action

Quaker Oats Products

February 2019: This case 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…

Ruffles Baked Cheddar and Sour Cream Potato Chips

Class Action

Ruffles Baked Cheddar and Sour Cream Potato Chips

In September 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Frito-Lay for allegedly misleadingly marketing that the sour cream flavor in Ruffles Baked Cheddar and Sour Cream Potato Chips comes from…

Naked Pure Coconut Water

Class Action

Naked Pure Coconut Water

In August 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Naked Juice Co. of Glendora for allegedly misleadingly marketing its coconut water as “pure” without adequately disclosing that the product contains…

Ruffles Cheddar & Sour Cream Potato Chips

Class Action

Ruffles Cheddar & Sour Cream Potato Chips

April 2020: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Case No. 20-cv-714, C.D. Cal.) March 2020: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Frito-Lay for allegedly failing to…

Trop 50 Fruit Juices and other Tropicana Drinks

Class Action

Trop 50 Fruit Juices and other Tropicana Drinks

In February 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Tropicana Manufacturing Company for allegedly misleadingly marketing fruit juices – including Trop 50 Farmstand Apple, Trop 50 Orange Mango, Trop 50…

Ruffles Cheddar and Sour Cream Potato Chips

Class Action

Ruffles Cheddar and Sour Cream Potato Chips

In March 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Frito-Lay for allegedly failing to disclose on the front label of Ruffles Cheddar and Sour Cream potato chips that they contain…

Tropicana Essentials Probiotics Fruit Juices

Class Action

Tropicana Essentials Probiotics Fruit Juices

In December 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Tropicana for allegedly deceptively marketing that the “essential” probiotics in its Essentials Probiotics fruit juices provide health and nutrition benefits without…

Tropicana Orange Juice

Class Action

Tropicana Orange Juice

June 2019: A federal judge denied the renewed motion for class certification concluding that the proposed classes did not meet all of the requirements for class certification. October 2018: Plaintiffs…

Diet Pepsi

Class Action

Diet Pepsi

March 2019: The Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s dismissal concluding that the plaintiffs cannot plausibly allege that the use of the word diet is misleading. June…

Various Quaker Oats Products

Class Action

Various Quaker Oats Products

In October 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Pepsico and The Quaker Oats Company for allegedly deceptively marketing products – including Quaker Old Fashioned Oats, Quaker Instant Oatmeal, Quaker…

Izze Sparkling Beverages

Class Action

Izze Sparkling Beverages

In June 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Pepsico for allegedly falsely marketing Izze Sparkling beverages as having “No Preservatives” when, according to the complaint, the drinks contain the…

Pure Leaf Iced Tea “All Natural” Claims

Class Action

Pure Leaf Iced Tea “All Natural” Claims

March 2018: A federal judge dismissed this case When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled. concluding that the complaint did not…

Quaker Oats Natural Claims

Class Action

Quaker Oats Natural Claims

May 2018: After the Panitch case was stayed pending the outcome in Gibson, a federal judge granted the company’s motion for judgment in Panitch and entered a judgment in favor…

Frito-Lay’s Food Products

Class Action

Frito-Lay’s Food Products

March 2018: The appeal was voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled., the reasons for which have not been disclosed. (Case No. 17-16817, 9th…

Naked Juice

Class Action

Naked Juice

April 2014: The four appeals were voluntarily dismissed, the reasons for which were not disclosed. Click on the links below to see each motion and order. Andersen Motion and Order…

Frito-Lay’s Pretzels

Class Action

Frito-Lay’s Pretzels

September 2014: This action was voluntarily dismissed, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. August 2014: A federal judge granted in part and denied in part Frito-Lay’s motion to…

Pepsi One

Class Action

Pepsi One

June 2014: This case was consolidated with six related cases: Sciortino, Cortina, Granados, Ibusuki, Ree, Aourout, and Hall. To learn more about the status of the consolidated action, click here.…

Pepsi Soft Drinks

Class Action

Pepsi Soft Drinks

June 2014: This lawsuit was consolidated with six related cases: Sciortino, Cortina, Granados, Ibusuki, Ree, Aourout, and Hall. To learn more about the status of the consolidated action, click here.…

KeVita Kombucha Beverages

Class Action

KeVita Kombucha Beverages

In October 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against KeVita Inc. and Pepsico for allegedly deceptively marketing that KeVita Master Brew kombucha products have probiotics and provide various health benefits…

Frito-Lay “All Natural” Bean Dip

Class Action

Frito-Lay “All Natural” Bean Dip

November 2017: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. August 2017: A federal judge granted preliminary approval of a settlement agreement. According to the settlement terms, the…

Quaker Oats Maple & Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal

Class Action

Quaker Oats Maple & Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal

October 2017: A federal judge dismissed this action finding that state law claims were preempted by federal law and the complaint failed to state a claim. Plaintiffs have until November…

Naked Pressed Juices

Class Action

Naked Pressed Juices

In August 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against PepsiCo and Naked Juice for allegedly falsely advertising Naked Pressed juices as being cold pressed (a process used to make liquid…

Frito-Lay Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips

Class Action

Frito-Lay Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips

A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Frito-Lay. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the company falsely markets Salt and Vinegar Flavored Potato Chips as being natural and containing no…

Naked Beverages

Class Action

Naked Beverages

February 2017: This action was voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.because the parties reached a settlement agreement. According to the agreement, the company…

PepsiCo Beverages

Class Action

PepsiCo Beverages

August 2016: A federal judge granted final approval of a settlement in which PepsiCo agreed to take steps to ensure products comply with the law and test products according to…

Spitz Sunflower Seeds

Class Action

Spitz Sunflower Seeds

In October 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Spitz International for allegedly falsely advertising Spitz Sunflower Seeds as edible when the product is “inedible and dangerous for consumption” because…

Izze Sodas

Class Action

Izze Sodas

In August 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against PepsiCo and Izze Beverage Co. for allegedly deceptively marketing Izze Sodas. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the companies claim the sodas…

Pepsi One and Diet Pepsi

Class Action

Pepsi One and Diet Pepsi

March 2015: A federal judge granted Pepsico’s motion to dismiss this lawsuit finding, among other things, that the plaintiffs did not sufficiently plead causation and injury. The judge dismissed the…


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