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Nestle’s “No GMO Ingredients” Certification

Class Action

Nestle’s “No GMO Ingredients” Certification

In July 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Nestle USA for allegedly misleadingly marketing that an independent third party certifies products – including Lean Cuisine Marketplace frozen dinners and…

Blue Diamond Almond Milk

Class Action

Blue Diamond Almond Milk

In November 2014, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Whole Foods Market for allegedly misbranding Blue Diamond almond milk products. Specifically, the complaint alleges that Blue Diamond Refrigerated Almond Breeze…

Deep River Snacks Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Class Action

Deep River Snacks Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Allegations: Deceptively using a non-GMO seal that was created by the company and mimics the Non-GMO Project seal but was not bestowed by an independent third party Falsely marketing products…

Week in Review

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Week in Review

Oil, heating pads, rugs, razors, and drinks – no, this isn’t about preparing for a romantic interlude, but rather the products featured in the I-think-you’re-lying-to-me category during the week of…

Chobani Yogurt

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Chobani Yogurt

Chobani Yogurt has come under scrutiny from an activist group over its use of GMOs. Green America is criticizing the yogurt manufacturer for using dairy from GMO-fed cows while using…

CHIPOTLE’S GMO-FREE CLAIMS

Class Action

CHIPOTLE’S GMO-FREE CLAIMS

December 2016: The named plaintiff filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the November 2016 Order and subsequent December 2016 judgment. November 2016: A federal judge granted Chipotle’s motion for summary…

Chipotle Mexican Grill’s GMO-Free Claims

Class Action

Chipotle Mexican Grill’s GMO-Free Claims

August 2016: A federal judge dismissed some of the claims in this lawsuit. The judge allowed claims based on Chipotle’s advertising statement that it uses “Only NON-GMO Ingredients” to move…

Crisco Oil

Class Action

Crisco Oil

December 2015: Both of these actions were dismissed. The parties in the Ault action reached a settlement agreement, the terms of which have not been disclosed, and the action was…

Similac Advanced Non-GMO Baby Formula

Class Action

Similac Advanced Non-GMO Baby Formula

In May 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Abbott Laboratories for allegedly misrepresenting that Similac Advanced Non-GMO baby formula does not contain any genetically modified organisms (GMOs) when, according…

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…

Chipotle’s GMO-Free Marketing

Class Action

Chipotle’s GMO-Free Marketing

September 2019: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Cruz et al v. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., Case No. 19-cv-8068, C. D. CA.) July 2019: A class-action…

Green Giant 100% Valley Fresh Steamers

Class Action

Green Giant 100% Valley Fresh Steamers

April 2013: This action 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…

Nature Valley Granola Bars

Class Action

Nature Valley Granola Bars

November 2014: Plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit because General Mills agreed to remove the 100% Natural claims from products containing unnatural ingredients. (Rojas et al v. General Mills, Inc., Case…

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