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When is Zero Trans Fat Really Zero?

Consumer News

When is Zero Trans Fat Really Zero?

You have probably seen the “0 grams trans fat” label on everything from spreads to chips at the supermarket.  Trans fats are now known to raise your bad cholesterol, increasing…

Quaker Oats Trans Fat Claims

Class Action

Quaker Oats Trans Fat Claims

In July 2014, a federal judge approved a settlement to a class-action lawsuit against Quaker Oats Co. The complaint, which was originally filed in 2010, alleged that Quaker Oats misleadingly…

Kroger Bread Crumbs

Class Action

Kroger Bread Crumbs

Allegations: Falsely marketing bread crumbs as containing “0g Trans Fat” when they actually contain dangerous levels of trans fat

7-Select Potato Chips and More

Class Action

7-Select Potato Chips and More

May 2017: This case was voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled., the reasons for which have not been disclosed. June 2016: The Ninth…

Mission Guacamole and Mission Spicy Bean Dip

Class Action

Mission Guacamole and Mission Spicy Bean Dip

A false advertising class-action lawsuit against Gruma Corporation was dismissed in 2011. The 2010 complaint claims that the company misleadingly marketed Mission Guacamole and Spicy Bean Dip in several ways.…

Yes, Mr. Wilson, Potato Chips are Fattening

Blog

Yes, Mr. Wilson, Potato Chips are Fattening

I love potato chips.  The ruffled ones with a little onion dip – now that’s heaven.  But though I love potato chips dearly, they only enter our house once a…

Benecol Regular and Light Spreads

Class Action

Benecol Regular and Light Spreads

In May 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Johnson & Johnson and McNeil Nutritionals for allegedly falsely labeling Benecol Regular and Light Spreads as containing “No Trans Fats” and…

Crunch ‘n Munch

Class Action

Crunch ‘n Munch

March 2017: A federal judge dismissed the complaint When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled. finding that federal law preempts the claims. June 2015: A class-action…

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…

Benecol Spreads

Class Action

Benecol Spreads

In April 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Johnson & Johnson and McNeil Nutritionals for allegedly misleadingly marketing that Benecol spreads contain “No Trans Fat” and are safe for…

Fleischmann’s Margarines and Vegetable Oil Spreads

Class Action

Fleischmann’s Margarines and Vegetable Oil Spreads

In January 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against ConAgra for allegedly falsely representing that margarines and vegetable oil spreads are healthful and not harmful to the cardiovascular system when,…

Xtreme Wellness Tortillas

Class Action

Xtreme Wellness Tortillas

August 2016: A federal judge granted final approval of a settlement agreement in which the company agreed that several varieties of Ole Xtreme Wellness! Tortilla wraps will not contain partially…

Coffee-mate Creamers

Class Action

Coffee-mate Creamers

January 2020: A federal judge denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss the amended complaint finding that the plaintiffs fixed the problems with the complaint and met the heightened pleading standard…

Nestle Coffee-Mate Creamers

Class Action

Nestle Coffee-Mate Creamers

September 2016: The appeal was voluntarily dismissed, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. March 2016: A federal judge dismissed this lawsuit finding, among other things, that the allegedly…

Herr’s Snacks

Class Action

Herr’s Snacks

January 2017: This action was voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled., the reasons for which have not been disclosed. April 2016: A class-action…

La Choy Crispy Noodle Products

Class Action

La Choy Crispy Noodle Products

In May 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against ConAgra Brands for allegedly falsely marketing La Choy crispy noodle products as containing “0g Trans Fat” when, according to plaintiffs, the…

Ginger Snaps Cookies

Class Action

Ginger Snaps Cookies

A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Mondelēz International for allegedly falsely advertising Ginger Snaps cookies. Specifically, the complaint alleges that Mondelēz markets Ginger Snaps as healthful, natural, and…

Various Hain Celestial Food Products

Class Action

Various Hain Celestial Food Products

April 2016: This case was stayed pending the FDA’s decision regarding the use of the word “natural.” July 2014: Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint similarly alleging that the company misleadingly…

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