Are Quest Bars Really as Nutritious as Claimed?

Are Quest Bars Really as Nutritious as Claimed?

Lately, we’ve been hearing more and more from Fooducate community members about Quest Bars. They seem to be tasty, they have an impressive nutrition facts panel, and somebody on their team is doing a kick ass job in marketing. Quest … Continue reading

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Why is Coca Cola Being Sued This Time?

Why is Coca Cola Being Sued This Time?

The last few years have been good for lawyers looking to make some money from class action lawsuits against the food industry. Hey, it’s the American way! The FDA’s lack of definition for the word natural is an opportunity that … Continue reading

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Would You Sue Safeway Over This Ingredient?

Would You Sue Safeway Over This Ingredient?

A Safeway shopper is suing the grocery retailer, alleging that the company is misleading in its 100% Natural claim.  Safeway introduced a higher end line of products branded as “Open Nature” a few years ago. The tag line is “100% … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Leads to Settlement: Stevia May Be Natural, But Truvia is Not

Lawsuit Leads to Settlement: Stevia May Be Natural, But Truvia is Not

Last week Cargill, food ingredient behemoth, and owner of the Truvia brand stevia sweetener, agreed to settle a potentially harmful lawsuit. One of terms of the settlement is that Cargill will set up a $5 million fund to pay consumers … Continue reading

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Judge to PepsiCo: Won’t Wait for FDA to Decide if Sunchips Natural or Not

Judge to PepsiCo: Won’t Wait for FDA to Decide if Sunchips Natural or Not

Around the country, food companies are being sued around in class action lawsuits as consumers are getting fed up with misleading advertising and health claims. One of the touchiest areas is genetically modified ingredients that find their way into most … Continue reading

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Why Is Naked Juice Removing “All Natural” from Its Product Labels?

Why Is Naked Juice Removing “All Natural” from Its Product Labels?

Naked Juice is a very successful brand under the PepsiCo umbrella. Selling juice has been a profitable venture for both Coke and Pepsi, as pressure mounts to diversify from their core cola brands. Indeed the health halo attached to juice … Continue reading

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Warning: Stevia Sweeteners May NOT Be as Natural as You Think

Warning: Stevia Sweeteners May NOT Be as Natural as You Think

Dieters in the US were introduced to stevia sweeteners just a few years ago, after they received the coveted GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status from the FDA. Finally, a zero calorie sweetener that comes from the leaves of a … Continue reading

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Tropicana Orange Juice Slammed by Judge as Misleading

Tropicana Orange Juice Slammed by Judge as Misleading

Did you know that the 100% orange juice you buy at the supermarket may have been lying in a refrigerated vat for 6 months or longer before it was poured into the carton standing in your fridge? Or that in … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Improved Labeling for Fruit Roll-Ups

Coming Soon: Improved Labeling for Fruit Roll-Ups

We wish the headline was improved ingredients for fruit roll ups, but unfortunately that is not the case. The good news is that that the front of pack of will be changing to be less deceptive.You see, Strawberry Fruit Roll-ups … Continue reading

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Is the Lawsuit Against Goldfish Crackers’ Manufacturer Frivolous?

Is the Lawsuit Against Goldfish Crackers’ Manufacturer Frivolous?

Pepperidge Farm, the manufacturer of kid fave Goldfish crackers is being sued by a Colorado woman for misrepresenting its “Naturalness”. According to the lawsuit, Goldfish misleadingly represented that the crackers are Natural, when in fact they are not – they … Continue reading

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