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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What’s Up with 7 Up? (Now it’s an Antioxidant Drink???)

What’s Up with 7 Up? (Now it’s an Antioxidant Drink???)

UPDATE: 7 Up announced on Thursday Nov 9 that it will discontinue the product. (h/t to Nancy) Did you know you that soft drinks are now a source of antioxidants? At least that’s what 7Up would have you believe if … Continue reading

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Why is “Pink Slime” Manufacturer Suing ABC News?

Why is “Pink Slime” Manufacturer Suing ABC News?

Beef Products Incorporated (BPI) is suing ABC News and other media outlets for defamation. This, after news reports about its products earlier this year led to the company’s bankruptcy. BPI manufactures lean finely textured beef, but the nickname “Pink Slime” … Continue reading

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Nutella Fined 3 Million Dollars for Misleading About Health

Nutella Fined 3 Million Dollars for Misleading About Health

Nutella is paying just over $3 million to settle a class action lawsuit.¬†Apparently, it had been misleading consumers to think it was a healthy food.¬†A San Diego mom thought Nutella would be a good breakfast staple for her 4-year-old daughter … Continue reading

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How Healthy is Coconut Water?

How Healthy is Coconut Water?

Another lawsuit filed against a food manufacturer for bogus health claims ended recently with in a settlement. Vita Coco, a brand of coconut water that is supposedly “super hydrating,” ”nutrient packed” and “super water”, could not support these claims scientifically. … Continue reading

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Frito Lay Gets Sued. Increasing Pressure to Label GMOs

Frito Lay Gets Sued. Increasing Pressure to Label GMOs

Frito Lays is being sued in New York by a man who claims he was duped to paying more for product labeled “All Natural” when in fact they are not: In the proposed class-action lawsuit filed in Brooklyn federal court, … Continue reading

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8 of 10 Healthy Kids’ Food – Aren’t

8 of 10 Healthy Kids’ Food – Aren’t

Are you surprised? You shouldn’t be. Oakland, CA based Prevention Institute recently published a study entitled Claiming Health: Front-of-Package Labeling of Children’s Food with some interesting findings. The consumer protection group reviewed dozens of products that are marketed as healthy … Continue reading

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Ridiculous Pomegranate Juice Wars

Ridiculous Pomegranate Juice Wars

POM, the beverage company that turned an old pomegranate orchard into a money machine with POM Wonderful juices, is taking the Coca Cola Company, parent of Minute Maid, to court. The reason: false advertising. According to POM, Minute Maid’s pomegranate … Continue reading

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