Class Action

Ripe Craft Juice and Fresh Juice

Class Action

Ripe Craft Juice and Fresh Juice

September 2018: This action was dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled. as to the named plaintiffs and When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled. as to the class members.

July 2018: A federal judge dismissed some of the claims – including the claims regarding the cold-pressed and unpasteurized labels on Cranberry Apple and Pineapple juices, the claims for injunctive relief, and the claims for common law fraud – but allowed others – including the claims regarding the fresh, Cranberry Apple, and unpasteurized labels on Cranberry juice – to move forward.

2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against FreshBev for allegedly misleadingly marketing its Ripe Craft juices and Fresh juices as being fresh, unpasteurized, never heated, and 100% cold-pressed when, according to the complaint, the juices undergo a high pressure treatment after being cold-pressed and these additional steps make the juices materially different than cold-pressed juices. Plaintiffs also claim that the marketing for the juices misleadingly focuses on the cranberries in the juices when, according to plaintiffs, apple juice is the predominant ingredient. (Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint in 2017.) (Campbell et al v. FreshBev LLC and Whole Foods Market Group, Inc., Case No. 16-cv-7119, E. D. NY.)


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