January 2015: This action was voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled., the reasons for which have not been disclosed.

August 2012: A class-action was filed against Johnson & Johnson and McNeil Nutritional alleging that the companies falsely advertise Splenda Essentials as a no-calorie sugar substitute that “gives you a small boost of healthy nutrients” when, according to plaintiffs, the sweeteners do not provide such benefits. The complaint claims that defendants “bombard consumers with a message of purported health, and draw consumer attention away from the differences between artificially added nutrients and those found in whole foods.”  (Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint in April 2013.) (Bronson, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al., Case No. 12-cv-4184, N.D.Ca.)


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