Case Law Index Food Labeling

January 1, 1995 – September 1, 2015

 

This index provides a comprehensive though not necessarily exhaustive compilation of reported and unreported federal and state court decisions involving Food Labeling that were decided between the dates listed above. The cases are listed in reverse chronological order. The “Text” link goes to the freely available Google Scholar text of the opinion.  These listings are for educational purposes only, and are not a substitute for legal counsel.


 

SUPREME COURT

POM Wonderful LLC v. Coca-Cola Co., 134 S. Ct. 2228, 189 L. Ed. 2d 141 (2014)(allegedly deceptive labeling of its product as “pomegranate blueberry” when it contained only 0.3% pomegranate juice) Text

Hillside Dairy Inc. v. Lyons, 539 U.S. 59, (2003) (state labeling of fluid milk) Text

Rubin v. Coors Brewing Co., 514 U.S. 476 (1995) (First Amendment challenge to FAAA banning disclosure of the alcohol content of beer) Text

Hillside Dairy Inc. v. Lyons, 539 U.S. 59, (2003) (state labeling of fluid milk)

Rubin v. Coors Brewing Co., 514 U.S. 476 (1995) (First Amendment challenge to FAAA banning disclosure of the alcohol content of beer)


 

FIRST CIRCUIT

Vass v. Blue Diamond Growers, No. 14-CV-13610-IT, 2015 WL 2226260 (D. Mass. May 12, 2015)(evaporated cane syrup, all natural) Text

United States v. Delaney, 795 F. Supp. 2d 125 (D. Mass. 2011)(conviction for false labeling of fish) Text

Polar Corp. v. PepsiCo, Inc., 789 F. Supp. 2d 219 (D. Mass. 2011)(registered “POLAR” trademark) Text

Welch Foods, Inc. v. Nat’l Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, PA, 659 F.3d 191 (1st Cir. 2011)(insurance claim over suit on food labeling) Text

Aliki Foods, LLC v. Otter Valley Foods, Inc., 726 F.Supp.2d 159 (D. Conn. 2010) (listeria contamination due to mislabeling for USDA testing purposes) Text

Vermont Pure Holdings, Ltd. v. Nestle Waters N. Am., Inc., 2006 WL 839486 (D. Mass. 2006) (mislabeling of bottled water) Text

Harvey v. Veneman, 396 F.3d 28 (1st Cir. 2005) (adjusting the organic standards) Text

United States v. Cintron-Fernandez, 356 F.3d 340 (1st Cir. 2004) (adulteration and misbranding of frozen food products) Text

United Egg Producers v. Dep’t of Agric. of P.R., 77 F.3d 567 (1st Cir. 1996) (requirement that imported eggs must be marked with the state of origin is discriminatory) Text

United States v. Randazzo, 80 F.3d 623 (1st Cir. 1996) (adulteration and mislabeling of shrimp) Text


 

SECOND CIRCUIT

Ault v. J.M. Smucker Co., No. 13 CIV. 3409 PAC, 2015 WL 4692454 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 6, 2015)( All Natural” when oil comes from soy beans, rapeseeds, and corn, which are genetically modified organisms) Text

Segedie v. Hain Celestial Grp., Inc., No. 14-CV-5029 NSR, 2015 WL 2168374 (S.D.N.Y. May 7, 2015)(misleadingly labeled as “organic,” “natural,” or “all natural,”) Text

Grocery Mfrs. Ass’n v. Sorrell, No. 5:14-CV-117, 2015 WL 1931142 (D. Vt. Apr. 27, 2015)(labeling products as genetically engineered) Text

Kind LLC v. Clif Bar & Co., No. 14 CIV. 770 KMW RLE, 2014 WL 2619817 (S.D.N.Y. June 12, 2014)(mimics trade dress packaging) Text

Ault v. J.M. Smucker Co., No. 13 CIV. 3409 PAC, 2014 WL 1998235 (S.D.N.Y. May 15, 2014)( All Natural” when oil comes from soy beans, rapeseeds, and corn, which are genetically modified organisms) Text

Koenig v. Boulder Brands, Inc., 995 F. Supp. 2d 274 (S.D.N.Y. 2014)(certain milk products as “fat free.”) Text

Ebin v. Kangadis Food Inc., No. 13 CIV. 2311 JSR, 2013 WL 6504547 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 11, 2013)( “100% Pure Olive Oil”) Text

In re Frito-Lay N. Am., Inc. All Natural Litig., No. 12-MD-2413 RRM RLM, 2013 WL 4647512 (E.D.N.Y. Aug. 29, 2013)( “All Natural”) Text

In re Glaceau Vitaminwater Mktg. & Sales Practice Litig., No. 11-CV-00925 DLI RML, 2013 WL 3490349 (E.D.N.Y. July 10, 2013)(deceptive labeling and marketing of defendants’ product, “vitaminwater.”) Text

Ackerman v. Coca-Cola Co., No. 09 CV 395 DLI RML, 2013 WL 7044866 (E.D.N.Y. July 18, 2013)(whether name ‘vitaminwater’—is deceptive to a reasonable consumer) Text

Silber v. Barbara’s Bakery, Inc., 950 F. Supp. 2d 432 (E.D.N.Y. 2013)(class action “all natural) Text

Conroy v. Dannon Co., No. 12 CV 6901 VB, 2013 WL 4799164 (S.D.N.Y. May 9, 2013)( “Yogurt,” “Lowfat Yogurt,” and “Nonfat Yogurt”) Text

Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of Am. v. Queseria Fiesta, LLC, No. 12 CIV. 6059 JPO, 2013 WL 1386965 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 5, 2013)(trademark over labe) Text

Lebewohl v. Heart Attack Grill LLC, 890 F. Supp. 2d 278 (S.D.N.Y. 2012)(trademark labeling) Text

Star Mark Mgmt., Inc. v. Koon Chun Hing Kee Soy & Sauce Factory, Ltd., 682 F.3d 170 (2d Cir. 2012)(seafood name, when there is none in the product) Text

Commack Self-Serv. Kosher Meats, Inc. v. Hooker, 680 F.3d 194 (2d Cir. 2012) (challenge of state laws regarding labeling of kosher food) Text

Commack Self-Serv. Kosher Meats, Inc. v. Hooker, 800 F. Supp. 2d 405 (E.D.N.Y. 2011) aff’d, 680 F.3d 194 (2d Cir. 2012) (challenge of state laws regarding labeling of kosher food) Text

PepsiCo, Inc. v. F & H Kosher Supermarket, Inc., No. 11-CV-0425 RRM ALC, 2011 WL 6181907 (E.D.N.Y. Aug. 26, 2011) report and recommendation adopted, No. 11-CV-0425 RRM ALC, 2011 WL 6179269 (E.D.N.Y. Dec. 12, 2011)(trademark of soft drink) Text

Pelman v. McDonald’s Corp., No. 02 Civ. 07821(DCP), 2010 WL 4261390 (S.D. N.Y. Oct. 27, 2010) (deceptive marketing claim) Text

Ackerman v. Coca-Cola Co., No. CV-09-0395, 2010 WL 2925955 (E.D. N.Y. July 21, 2010) (class action regarding vitamin water) Text

Waldman v. New Chapter, Inc., 714 F. Supp. 2d 398 (E.D.N.Y. 2010) (misleading packaging claim) Text

Verzani v. Costco Wholesale Corp., 641 F.Supp.2d 291 (S.D.N.Y. 2009) (claim that shrimp tray’s label was misleading) Text

N.Y. State Rest. Ass’n v. N.Y. City Bd of Health, 556 F.3d 114 (2d Cir. 2009) (challenging city requirement to post calorie content on menus) Text

In re Pepsico, Inc., 588 F.Supp.2d 527 (S.D.N.Y. 2008) (claim bottle water label is misleading) Text

N.Y. State Rest. Ass’n v. N.Y. City Bd. of Health, 545 F.Supp.2d 363 (S.D.N.Y. 2008) (requirement that chain restaurants that sell standardized meals to post caloric content information) Text

N.Y. State Rest. Ass’n v. N.Y. City Bd. of Health, 2008 WL 1752455 (S.D.N.Y. 2008) (challenging the constitutionality of the statute requiring the posting of health information)

N.Y. State Rest. Ass’n v. N.Y. City Bd. of Health, 509 F.Supp.2d 351 (S.D.N.Y. 2008) (motion for summary judgment on the statute requiring the posting of health information) Text

Kennedy v. Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc., 2007 WL 2300746 (S.D.N.Y. 2008) (alleged mislabeling of petfood) Text

Prince of Peace Enter., Inc. v. Top Quality Food Mkt., LLC, 2007 WL 704171 (S.D.N.Y. 2007) (confiscation of alleged counterfeit dietary supplements) Text

Pelman ex rel. Pelman v. McDonald’s Corp., 396 F.Supp.2d 439 (S.D.N.Y. 2005) (claim of advertisements about fast food causing obesity) Test

Pelman ex rel. Pelman v. McDonald’s Corp., 396 F.3d 508 (2d Cir. 2005) (duty to warn about obesity cause by fast food) Text

Pillsbury Co. v. Upper Crust Prod. Co., Inc., 2004 WL 63980 (W.D.N.Y. 2004) (inaccurately labeled food products) Text

Baur v. Veneman, 352 F.3d 625 (2nd Cir 2003) (labeling downed livestock as adulterated) Text

Kraft Foods N. Am., Inc. v. Rockland County Dep’t of Weights & Measures, 2003 WL 554796 (S.D.N.Y. 2003) (alleging the misrepresentation of package weights) Text

Pelman v. McDonald’s Corp., 237 F.Supp.2d 512 (S.D.N.Y. 2003) (duty to warn about obesity cause by fast food) Text

Commack Self-Service Kosher Meats v. Rubin, 106 F. Supp. 2d 445 (E.D. N.Y. 2000), aff’d, 294 F.3d 415 (2d Cir. N.Y. 2002) (challenge to state laws on kosher foods labeling) Text

Int’l Dairy Foods Ass’n v. Amestoy, 92 F.3d 67 (2nd Cir. 1996) (constitutionality of statute requiring labeling of milk products produced using BST) Text

United States v. Eight Unlabeled Cases, More or Less, of an Article of Food, 909 F.Supp. 129 (E.D. N.Y., 1995) (mislabeling and misbranding of imported mushrooms and fish) Text


 

THIRD CIRCUIT

Mladenov v. Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., No. CIV.A. 15-00373-JEI, 2015 WL 5023484 (D.N.J. Aug. 26, 2015)( “made in house” and/or “freshly baked” and/or “freshly boiled” and/or “fresh”) Text

Parks, LLC v. Tyson Foods, Inc., No. 5:15-CV-00946, 2015 WL 4545408 (E.D. Pa. July 28, 2015)(trademark of Parks) Text

In re Nutella Mktg. & Sales Practices Litig., 589 F. App’x 53 (3d Cir. 2014)(a healthy and nutritious food but omitted that the nutritional value) Text

Yowie N. Am., Inc. v. Candy Treasure, LLC, No. CIV.A. 14-1409 RMB, 2014 WL 1871910, (D.N.J. May 8, 2014)(“surprise” products) Text

In re Gen. Mills, Inc. Kix Cereal Litig., No. CIV.A. 12-249 KM, 2013 WL 5943972 (D.N.J. Nov. 1, 2013)( “All Natural”) Text

Young v. Johnson & Johnson, 525 F. App’x 179 (3d Cir. 2013)(class action “NO TRANS FAT”) Text

Burke v. Weight Watchers Int’l, Inc., 983 F. Supp. 2d 478 (D.N.J. 2013)(misrepresented the number of calories) Text

Lynch v. Tropicana Products, Inc., No. 2:11-CV-07382 DMC, 2013 WL 2645050 (D.N.J. June 12, 2013)(“100% pure and natural claim”) Text

In re Cheerios Mktg. & Sales Practices Litig., No. 09-CV-2413, 2012 WL 3952069 (D.N.J. Sept. 10, 2012)(lower a person’s cholesterol by 4% in six weeks) Text

Stewart v. Smart Balance, Inc., No. CIV.A. 11-6174 JLL, 2012 WL 4168584 (D.N.J. June 26, 2012)( “Fat Free Milk and Omega–3”, claims)

Young v. Johnson & Johnson, No. CIV.A. 11-4580 JAP, 2012 WL 1372286 (D.N.J. Apr. 19, 2012) aff’d, 525 F. App’x 179 (3d Cir. 2013)(class action “no trans fat) Text

Leonetti’s Frozen Foods, Inc. v. Am. Kitchen Delights, Inc., No. CIV.A. 11-6736, 2012 WL 1138590 (E.D. Pa. Apr. 4, 2012)(labeling violations, substantially different than the products) Text

Smajlaj v. Campbell Soup Co., 782 F. Supp. 2d 84 (D.N.J. 2011)(less sodium claim) Text

Mason v. Coca-Cola Co., 774 F. Supp. 2d 699 (D.N.J. 2011)(using a misleading label that violated FDA rules and regulations) Text

Pernod Ricard USA LLC v. Bacardi U.S.A., 702 F.Supp.2d 238 (D. Del. April 6, 2010) (misleading statements regarding geographic origin of rum) Text

Mason v. Coca-Cola Co., CIV.A. 09-0220-NLH, 2010 WL 2674445 (D. N.J. June 30, 2010) (misleading label claim) Text

Coyle v. Hornell Brewing Co., CIV.08-02797 (JBS), 2010 WL 2539386 (D.N.J. June 15, 2010) (“100% Natural” claim and high fructose corn syrup) Text

Holk v. Snapple Beverage Corp., 575 F.3d 329 (3d Cir. 2009) (waiver of preemption claims; fraud claims by consumers in use of phrase “all natural”) Text

Levy v. Keystone Food Prod., Nos. 07-5502, 08-1277, 08-1554, 2008 WL 4115856 (E.D. Pa. Aug. 28, 2008) (mislabeling of low-fat snack) Text

Holk v. Snapple Beverage Corp., 2008 WL 2446844 (D.N.J. 2008) (deceptive advertising action)

McNeil Nutritionals, LLC v. Heartland Sweeteners, LLC, 511 F.3d 350 (3d Cir. 2007) (similar packaging and labeling as a national brand) Text

Merisant Co. v. McNeil Nutritionals, LLC, 242 F.R.D. 303 (E.D. Pa. 2007) (alleged mislabeling of artificial sweetener)

Drayton v. Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., 2004 WL 765123 (E.D. Pa. 2004) (tainted food and labeling)


 

FOURTH CIRCUIT

United States v. Jammal, No. CIV.A. 3:12-7925, 2015 WL 541941 (S.D.W. Va. Feb. 9, 2015) aff’d, 605 F. App’x 217 (4th Cir. 2015)(criminal charges repackaging formula) Text

Nemphos ex rel. C.G.N. v. Nestle USA, Inc., No. GLR-12-2718, 2013 WL 4501308 (D. Md. Aug. 21, 2013) aff’d sub nom. Nemphos v. Nestle Waters N. Am., Inc., 775 F.3d 616 (4th Cir. 2015)(seeking to impose state law labeling) Text

In re Tyson Foods, Inc., No. RDB-08-1982, 2010 WL 1924012 (D. Md. May 11, 2010) (misleading advertising) Text

Physicians Comm. for Responsible Medicine v. Gen. Mills, Inc., 2008 WL 2463880 (4th Cir. 2008) (an appeal alleging false advertising and labeling about dairy products being used to lose weight) Text

Sanderson Farms, Inc. v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 547 F.Supp.2d 491 (D. Md. 2008) (claim of false advertising on label about being “raised without antibiotics”) Text

Sanderson Farms, Inc. v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 2008 WL 1733607 (D. Md. 2008) (motion to dismiss because USDA approved a label with an allegedly false claim) Text

Physicians Comm. for Responsible Medicine v. Gen. Mills, Inc., 2006 WL 3487651 (E.D. Va. 2006) (suit alleging false advertising and labeling about dairy products being used to lose weight) Text

Made in the USA Found. v. Phillips Foods, Inc., 365 F.3d 278 (4th Cir. 2004) (citizen suit for false advertising of seafood as being produced in the USA) Text


 

FIFTH CIRCUIT

Gedalia v. Whole Foods Mkt. Servs., Inc., 53 F. Supp. 3d 943 (S.D. Tex. 2014)(non-organic, artificial, or genetically modified (“GMO”) ingredients) Text

Piazza’s Seafood World, LLC v. Odom, 448 F.3d 744 (5th Cir. 2006) (state statute labeling only U.S. raised catfish as catfish) Text

Piazza’s Seafood World, LLC v. Odom, 2004 WL 2998575 (E.D. La. 2004) (labeling of Chinese fish)


 

SIXTH CIRCUIT

Rikos v. Procter & Gamble Co., No. 14-4088, 2015 WL 4978712 (6th Cir. Aug. 20, 2015)(health claims) Text

Cline v. Publix Super Markets, Inc., No. 3:15-0275, 2015 WL 3650389 (M.D. Tenn. June 11, 2015)(labeling of cookie that came into contact with tree nuts) Text

Maker’s Mark Distillery, Inc. v. Diageo N. Am., Inc., 679 F.3d 410 (6th Cir. 2012)(red dipped wax trademark) Text

Rikos v. Procter & Gamble Co., 782 F. Supp. 2d 522 (S.D. Ohio 2011)(trademark claim) Text

Am. Beverage Ass’n v. Snyder, No. 1:11-CV-195, 2011 WL 2960190 (W.D. Mich. July 20, 2011)(beverage company  unique-mark requirement) Text

Am. Beverage Ass’n v. Snyder, 793 F. Supp. 2d 1022 (W.D. Mich. 2011) aff’d in part, rev’d in part and remanded, 700 F.3d 796 (6th Cir. 2012) opinion amended and superseded, 735 F.3d 362 (6th Cir. 2013) and aff’d in part, rev’d in part and remanded, 735 F.3d 362 (6th Cir. 2013)(Bottle Bill State, Deposit with Bottle) Text

Int’l Dairy Foods Ass’n v. Boggs, 622 F.3d 628 (6th Cir. 2010) (state regulation of dairy labeling) Text

Int’l Dairy Foods Ass’n v. Boggs, Nos. 2:08-CV-628, 2:08-CV-629, 2009 WL 937045 (S.D. Ohio Apr. 2, 2009) (First Amendment challenge to state dairy labeling requirements; rbGH Free claims misleading) Text

St. Clair v. Kroger Co., 581 F.Supp.2d 896 (N.D. Ohio 2008) (mislabeling of “aged” beef) Text


 

SEVENTH CIRCUIT

Askin v. Quaker Oats Co., No. 11 CV 111, 2011 WL 5008524 (N.D. Ill. Oct. 20, 2011)( “heart-healthy” despite the fact that their ingredients include artificial trans-fats) Text

Aliano v. WhistlePig, LLC, No. 14 C 10148, 2015 WL 2399354 (N.D. Ill. May 18, 2015)( deceptive trade practices in connection with the marketing and advertising of rye whiskey location and batch size) Text

Ibarrola v. Kind, LLC, No. 13 C 50377, 2015 WL 1188498 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 12, 2015)( “Gluten Free,” “All Natural,” “Non GMO,” “Cholesterol Free,” and contained “No Trans Fats”) Text

Chicago Faucet Shoppe, Inc. v. Nestle Waters N. Am. Inc., 24 F. Supp. 3d 750 (N.D. Ill. 2014)( municipal tap water, rather than natural spring water as advertised) Text

Ibarrola v. Kind, LLC, No. 13 C 50377, 2014 WL 3509790 (N.D. Ill. July 14, 2014)(“evaporated cane juice”) Text

Kraft Foods Grp. Brands LLC v. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., 735 F.3d 735 (7th Cir. 2013)(trademark dispute over name) Text

McManus v. Sturm Foods Inc., 292 F.R.D. 606 (S.D. Ill. 2013) vacated sub nom. Suchanek v. Sturm Foods, Inc., 764 F.3d 750 (7th Cir. 2014)(class certification,  indicating the product contained fresh ground coffee and a filter rather than “instant” or “soluble” coffee) Text

Regan v. Sioux Honey Ass’n Co-op., 921 F. Supp. 2d 938 (E.D. Wis. 2013), appeal dismissed (May 21, 2013)(“Honey Standard”) Text

Lateef v. Pharmavite LLC, No. 12 C 5611, 2012 WL 5269619 (N.D. Ill. Oct. 24, 2012)(pork by product in supplement) Text

Pactiv Corp. v. Multisorb Technologies, Inc., 823 F. Supp. 2d 840 (N.D. Ill. 2011)(modified atmosphere packaging infringement) Text

Turek v. Gen. Mills, Inc., 662 F.3d 423 (7th Cir. 2011)(“non-natural” fiber) Text

Aliano v. Louisville Distilling Co., LLC, No. 15 C 00794, 2015 WL 4429202 (N.D. Ill. July 20, 2015)( label describes the product as “hand crafted”) Text

Askin v. Quaker Oats Co., 818 F. Supp. 2d 1081 (N.D. Ill. 2011)( “wholesome” and “heart healthy,”  Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act ) Text

Turek v. General Mills, Inc., No. 09 C 7038, 2010 WL 3527553 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 1, 2010) (federal labeling law preempts state claims for mislabeling of food)

Turek v. General Mills, No. 09 C 7038, 2010 WL 3527553 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 1, 2010) (inclusion of non-natural and non-digestible fiber in labeling and advertising of snacks)

Nieto v. Perdue Farms, Inc., No. 08-07399, 2010 WL 1031691 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 17, 2010) (adding giblets to whole chickens to increase weight)

Gershengorin v. Vienna Beef, Ltd., 2007 WL 2840476 (N.D. Ill. 2007) (advertising as all beef hotdogs when some pork was included)

Reyes v. McDonald’s Corp., 2006 WL 3253579 (N.D. Ill. 2006) (alleged false advertising and publishing of nutritional value)

Rogers v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 308 F.3d 785 (7th Cir. 2002) (claim of artificially altering weight of meat by injecting water) Text

In re StarLink Corn Prods. Liab. Litig., 212 F.Supp.2d 828 (N.D. Ill. 2002) (failure to label GM corn as being unfit for food use) Text

In re StarLink Corn Prods. Liab. Litig., 211 F.Supp.2d 1060 (N.D. Ill. 2002) (unapproved GM corn in the food supply) Text

Tylka v. Gerber Prods. Co., No. 96 C 1647, 1999 WL 495126 (N.D. Ill. July 1, 1999) (fraudulent advertising of baby food products)

Stauber v. Shalala, 895 F. Supp. 1178 (W.D. Wis. 1995) (challenge to the FDA’s approval of application for BGH) Text


 

EIGHTH CIRCUIT

United States v. Aossey, No. 14-CR-138-LRR, 2015 WL 5050276 (N.D. Iowa Aug. 25, 2015)(misbranding of meat, Kosher) Text

Ctr. v. Conagra Foods, Inc., No. 5:14-CV-05248, 2015 WL 4106473 (W.D. Ark. July 6, 2015)( “100% Natural”, 24% Petroleum gas) Text

Gabriele v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., No. 5:14-CV-05183, 2015 WL 3904386 (W.D. Ark. June 25, 2015)( “100% Natural” and “free of artificial ingredients and preservatives.” ) Text

Craig v. Twinings N. Am., Inc., No. 5:14-CV-05214, 2015 WL 505867 (W.D. Ark. Feb. 5, 2015)(“natural source of antioxidants”) Text

Welsher v. Frito-Lay N. Am., Inc., No. 5:14-CV-05154, 2014 WL 7331017 (W.D. Ark. Dec. 19, 2014)(motion to transfer or stay) Text

Taradejna v. Gen. Mills, Inc., 909 F. Supp. 2d 1128 (D. Minn. 2012)(greek yogurt mislabeling, class action) Text

Kinney v. Dole Packaged Foods, LLC, No. 5:14-CV-05182, 2014 WL 6859734 (W.D. Ark. Oct. 23, 2014)(class action, all natural)

Stafford v. Whole Foods Mkt. California, Inc., No. 4:14CV00420 JLH, 2014 WL 4755988 (E.D. Ark. Sept. 24, 2014)(“All Natural” or “Organic”) Text

In re Simply Orange Juice Mktg. & Sales Practices Litig., No. 4:12-MD-02361-FJG, 2013 WL 781785 (W.D. Mo. Mar. 1, 2013)(natural) Text

Daughetee v. CHR Hansen, Inc., No. C09-4100-MWB, 2011 WL 1043504 (N.D. Iowa Mar. 17, 2011)

In re Aurora Dairy Corp. Organic Milk Mktg. & Sales Practices Litig., Nos. 4:08MD01907 ERW et al., 2009 WL 1576928 (E.D. Mo. June 3, 2009) (dismissal of claims that milk labeled as organic did not meet organic standards) Text

United States v. Jorgensen, 144 F.3d 550 (8th Cir.1998) (misbranding of meat; violations of the Meat Inspection Act) Text

Truth in Labeling Campaign v. Shalala, 999 F.Supp. 1289 (E.D. Mo. 1998) (dispute about labeling requirements for monosodium glutamate “MSG”) Text


 

NINTH CIRCUIT

In re Coca-Cola Products Mktg. & Sales Practices Litig. (No. II), No. 14MD02555JSWMEJ, 2015 WL 5043846 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 26, 2015)(no artificial flavors. no preservatives added. since 1886.”) Text

Mosely v. Vitalize Labs, LLC, No. 13 CV 2470 RJD RLM, 2015 WL 5022635 (E.D.N.Y. Aug. 24, 2015)( fraudulently and deceptively marketed itself as delivering a “boost” to consumers’ immune systems) Text

Samet v. Procter & Gamble Co., No. 5:12-CV-01891 PSG, 2015 WL 5012828 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 24, 2015)(reconsideration of their unjust enrichment/quasi-contract claim) Text

Clay v. Cytosport, Inc., No. 15-CV-165 L DHB, 2015 WL 5007884 (S.D. Cal. Aug. 19, 2015)(amount of protein) Text

Gallagher v. Bayer AG, No. 14-CV-04601-WHO, 2015 WL 4932292 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 18, 2015)( “supports heart health” and “supports immunity”) Text

Nguyen v. Medora Holdings, LLC, No. 5:14-CV-00618-PSG, 2015 WL 4932836 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 18, 2015)(“all natural”, contain GMO) Text

Backus v. Gen. Mills, Inc., No. 15-CV-01964-TEH, 2015 WL 4932687 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 18, 2015)( partially hydrogenated vegetable oils) Text

Guttmann v. Nissin Foods (U.S.A.) Co., Inc., No. C 15-00567 WHA, 2015 WL 4881073 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 14, 2015)(artificial trans-fat) Text

Mee v. I A Nutrition, Inc., No. C-14-5006 MMC, 2015 WL 4776301 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 13, 2015)(class action, “numerous false and misleading statements on the labels”) Text

Khasin v. R. C. Bigelow, Inc., No. 12-CV-02204-WHO, 2015 WL 4874787 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 12, 2015)(false health claims by promoting the presence of antioxidants in its tea products and claiming associated health benefits)

Kosta v. Del Monte Foods, Inc., No. 12-CV-1722 YGR, 2015 WL 4593175 (N.D. Cal. July 30, 2015)(antioxidant, natural source, no artificial flavors or preservatives) Text

Nowrouzi v. Maker’s Mark Distillery, Inc., No. 14CV2885 JAH NHS, 2015 WL 4523551 (S.D. Cal. July 27, 2015)(“handmade” class action) Text

Anhing Corp. v. Thuan Phong Co. Ltd., No. CV1305167BROMANX, 2015 WL 4517846 (C.D. Cal. July 24, 2015)(trademark over food name)

Guttmann v. Nissin Foods (U.S.A.) Co., Inc., No. C 15-00567 WHA, 2015 WL 4309427 (N.D. Cal. July 15, 2015)( “0g Trans Fat”) Text

Vassigh v. Bai Brands LLC, No. 14-CV-05127-HSG, 2015 WL 4238886 (N.D. Cal. July 13, 2015)(“Antioxidant Infusions,” “Antioxidant Packed Beverage,” “Antioxidant Packed,”) Text

Belli v. Nestle USA, Inc., No. 5:14-CV-00286-PSG, 2015 WL 4197045 (N.D. Cal. July 10, 2015)( “All Natural”) Text

Trazo v. Nestle USA, Inc., No. 5:12-CV-02272-PSG, 2015 WL 4196973 (N.D. Cal. July 10, 2015)(all natural) Text

Coffey v. Nestle USA, Inc., No. 5:14-CV-00288-PSG, 2015 WL 4197082 (N.D. Cal. July 10, 2015)(quasi contract claim) Text

Khasin v. R. C. Bigelow, Inc., No. 12-CV-02204-WHO, 2015 WL 4104868 (N.D. Cal. July 7, 2015)(false health claims by promoting the presence of antioxidants in its tea products and claiming associated health benefits) Text

Brod v. Sioux Honey Ass’n Co-op., No. 13-15584, 2015 WL 3942982 (9th Cir. June 29, 2015)(honey did not contain pollen) Text

Zakaria v. Gerber Products Co., No. LA CV15-00200 JAK EX, 2015 WL 3827654 (C.D. Cal. June 18, 2015) reconsideration denied, No. LACV1500200JAKEX, 2015 WL 4379743 (C.D. Cal. July 14, 2015)( misrepresented product contains partially hydrolyzed whey protein, reduces the risk of infants developing atopic dermatitis, a form of eczema)

Lanovaz v. Twinings N. Am., Inc., No. 5:12-CV-02646-RMW, 2015 WL 3627015 (N.D. Cal. June 10, 2015)(“Natural Source of Antioxidants”) Text

Leonhart v. Nature’s Path Foods, Inc, No. 13-CV-00492-BLF, 2015 WL 3548212 (N.D. Cal. June 5, 2015)(alleged misbranding) Text

Sciortino v. Pepsico, Inc., No. C-14-0478 EMC, 2015 WL 3544522 (N.D. Cal. June 5, 2015)(intentional concealment and/or failure to warn contain a harmful and carcinogenic chemical) Text

Eat Right Foods, Ltd. v. Whole Foods Mkt., Inc., No. C13-2174RSM, 2015 WL 2345183 (W.D. Wash. May 14, 2015)( “EAT RIGHT” trademark) Text

Romero v. Flowers Bakeries, LLC, No. 14-CV-05189-BLF, 2015 WL 2125004 (N.D. Cal. May 6, 2015)(‘no artificial preservatives, colors and flavors” and product labels that “depict stalks of wheat and pots of honey) Text

Clearly Food & Beverage Co. v. Top Shelf Beverages, Inc., No. C13-1763JLR, 2015 WL 1926503 (W.D. Wash. Apr. 28, 2015)(label trademark dispute) Text

Pardini v. Unilever United States, Inc., No. 13-CV-01675-SC, 2015 WL 1744340 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 15, 2015)(zero grams of fat per serving, zero calories per serving) Text

Anderson v. The Hain Celestial Grp., Inc., No. 5:14-CV-03895-EJD, 2015 WL 1744279 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 8, 2015)(“all natural”)

Cortina v. Goya Foods, Inc., No. 14-CV-169-L NLS, 2015 WL 1411336 (S.D. Cal. Mar. 19, 2015)(levels of 4–MeI, a potential carcinogen, in beverages) Text

Lilly v. Jamba Juice Co., No. 13-CV-02998-JST, 2015 WL 1248027 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 18, 2015)(class certification, all natural) Text

Reid v. Johnson & Johnson, 780 F.3d 952 (9th Cir. 2015)(“No Trans Fat” and contains plant stanol esters that lower cholesterol) Text

Perez v. Costco Wholesale Corp., No. 13CV1687-LAB BGS, 2015 WL 1034141 (S.D. Cal. Mar. 10, 2015)(artificial trans fat) Text

Major v. Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., No. 5:12-CV-03067-EJD, 2015 WL 859491 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 26, 2015)(no sugar added, class certification) Text

Wilson v. Frito-Lay N. Am., Inc., No. 12-1586 SC, 2015 WL 846546 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 25, 2015)(discovery deadline) Text

In re ConAgra Foods, Inc., No. CV 11-05379 MMM, 2015 WL 1062756 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 23, 2015)( genetically-modified organisms (GMO), as “100% Natural.”) Text

Miller v. Ghirardelli Chocolate Co., No. C 12-04936 LB, 2015 WL 758094(N.D. Cal Feb. 20, 2015)(“white chocolate”)

Musgrave v. ICC/Marie Callender’s Gourmet Products Div., No. 14-CV-02006-JST, 2015 WL 510919 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 5, 2015)(“all natural”, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate) Text

Kumar v. Salov N. Am. Corp., No. 14-CV-2411-YGR, 2015 WL 457692 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 3, 2015)( “Imported from Italy”, “extra virgin”) Text

Swearingen v. Attune Foods, Inc., No. C 13-4541 SBA, 2015 WL 370167 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 28, 2015)(evaporated cane juice) Text

Richards v. Safeway Inc., No. 13-CV-04317-JD, 2015 WL 163393 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 12, 2015)(100% Natural, order to dismiss) Text

Salazar v. Honest Tea, Inc., No. 2:13-CV-02318-KJM-EF, 2015 WL 75223 (E.D. Cal. Jan. 6, 2015)(antioxidant nutrient content claims) Text

Compassion Over Killing v. Food & Drug Admin., No. 13-CV-01385-VC, 2014 WL 7336231 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 23, 2014)(labeling of eggs by how they treat chickens) Text

Bruton v. Gerber Products Co., No. 12-CV-02412-LHK, 2014 WL 7206633 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 18, 2014)( “nutrient content claims”) Text

Werdebaugh v. Blue Diamond Growers, No. 12-CV-02724-LHK, 2014 WL 7148923 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 15, 2014)(evaporated cane syrup, all natural) Text

Brazil v. Dole Packaged Foods, LLC, No. 12-CV-01831-LHK, 2014 WL 6901867 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 8, 2014)(“all natural”) Text

Rahman v. Mott’s LLP, No. 13-CV-03482-SI, 2014 WL 6815779 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 3, 2014)(No Sugar Added, class certification) Text

Leonhart v. Nature’s Path Foods, Inc, No. 13-CV-00492-BLF, 2014 WL 6657809 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 21, 2014)(claims of misbranding) Text

Thomas v. Costco Wholesale Corp., No. 12-CV-02908-BLF, 2014 WL 5872808 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 12, 2014)(contain various misrepresentations that are misleading and deceptive to consumers) Text

Brazil v. Dole Packaged Foods, LLC, No. 12-CV-01831-LHK, 2014 WL 5794873 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 6, 2014)(“all natural”) Text

Ruiz v. Darigold, Inc./Nw. Dairy Ass’n, No. C14-1283RSL, 2014 WL 5599989 (W.D. Wash. Nov. 3, 2014)(misrepresented the conditions under which its products were produced) Text

Garrett v. Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, No. 5:12-CV-02546-LHK, 2014 WL 5302090 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 16, 2014)( “Excellent Source of Omega 3” and endorsed by the American Heart Association) Text

Rahman v. Mott’s LLP, No. CV 13-3482 SI, 2014 WL 5282106 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 15, 2014) reconsideration denied, No. 13-CV-03482-SI, 2014 WL 6815779 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 3, 2014)(No Sugar Added) Text

Ham v. Hain Celestial Grp., Inc., 70 F. Supp. 3d 1188 (N.D. Cal. 2014)(synthetic ingredient organic and “all natural”) Text

Miller v. Ghirardelli Chocolate Co., No. C 12-04936 LB, 2014 WL 4978433 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 2, 2014)(“white chocolate”, class action) Text

Johnson v. Triple Leaf Tea Inc., No. C-14-1570 MMC, 2014 WL 4744558 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 23, 2014)(claim product has ingredients to help one diet or lose weight) Text

Lilly v. Jamba Juice Co., No. 13-CV-02998-JST, 2014 WL 4652283 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 18, 2014)(“all natural”) Text

Kreation Juicery, Inc. v. Shekarchi, No. CV 14-658 DMG ASX, 2014 WL 7564679 (C.D. Cal. Sept. 17, 2014)(branding)

De Keczer v. Tetley USA, Inc., No. 5:12-CV-02409-EJD, 2014 WL 4288547 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 28, 2014)(“misbranding”) Text

Maxwell v. Unilever United States, Inc., No. 5:12-CV-01736-EJD, 2014 WL 4275712 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 28, 2014)(class action, “all natural”) Text

Engurasoff v. Coca-Cola Co., No. C 13-03990 JSW, 2014 WL 4145409 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 21, 2014)(whether phosphoric acid  was an artificial ingredient) Text

Figy v. Frito-Lay N. Am., Inc., 67 F. Supp. 3d 1075 (N.D. Cal. 2014)(“made with all natural ingredients” “low fat” and “fat free”) Text

Swearingen v. Amazon Pres. Partners, Inc., No. 13-CV-04402-WHO, 2014 WL 3934000 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 11, 2014)(evaporated cane juice, class action) Text

Saubers v. Kashi Co., 39 F. Supp. 3d 1108 (S.D. Cal. 2014)(class action, evaporated cane syrup) Text

Gitson v. Trader Joe’s Co., 63 F. Supp. 3d 1114 (N.D. Cal. 2014)(“substantially similar” label) Text

In re ConAgra Foods, Inc., 302 F.R.D. 537 (C.D. Cal. 2014)( “100% Natural”, GMO)

Hall v. Diamond Foods, Inc, No. C-14-2148 MMC, 2014 WL 3779012 (N.D. Cal. July 31, 2014)(“Reduced Fat Sea Salt Chips”) Text

Swearingen v. Pac. Foods of Oregon, Inc., No. 13-CV-04157-JD, 2014 WL 3767052 (N.D. Cal. July 31, 2014)(“evaporated cane syrup”, class action) Text

Peterson v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., No. 13-CV-3158-L NLS, 2014 WL 3741853 (S.D. Cal. July 29, 2014)(No MSG, No MSG Added) Text

In re Ferrero Litig., 583 F. App’x 665 (9th Cir. 2014)(misleadingly advertising as a healthy breakfast food) Text

Larsen v. Trader Joe’s Co., No. 11-CV-05188-WHO, 2014 WL 3404531 (N.D. Cal. July 11, 2014), appeal dismissed (Nov. 17, 2014)(attorney’s fees, “All Natural” or “100% Natural”) Text

Figy v. Amy’s Kitchen, Inc, 37 F. Supp. 3d 1109 (N.D. Cal. 2014) judgment set aside, No. C 13-03816-SI, 2014 WL 3362178 (N.D. Cal. July 7, 2014)(“evaporated cane juice”) Text

Figy v. Amy’s Kitchen, Inc, No. C 13-03816-SI, 2014 WL 3362178 (N.D. Cal. July 7, 2014)( “evaporated cane juice” or “organic evaporated cane juice”) Text

Alamilla v. Hain Celestial Grp., Inc., 30 F. Supp. 3d 943 (N.D. Cal. 2014)( alleging the defendants’ juice products were misleadingly labeled and advertised) Text

Swearingen v. Santa Cruz Natural Inc, No. C 13-04291 SI, 2014 WL 2967585 (N.D. Cal. July 1, 2014)(“organic evaporated cane juice”, class action) Text

Anderson v. The Hain Celestial Grp., Inc., No. SACV 13-1747-DOC ANX, 2014 WL 2967603 (C.D. Cal. July 1, 2014)(“all natural”) Text

Bruton v. Gerber Products Co., No. 12-CV-02412-LHK, 2014 WL 2860995 (N.D. Cal. June 23, 2014)( “nutrient content claims”) Text

Brazil v. Dole Packaged Foods, LLC, No. 12-CV-01831-LHK, 2014 WL 2738179 (N.D. Cal. June 16, 2014)(“all natural”) Text

Arens v. Popcorn, Indiana, LLC, No. 14-CV-1323-SC, 2014 WL 2737412 (N.D. Cal. June 16, 2014)( “FIT” popcorn products) Text

Major v. Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., No. 5:12-CV-03067 EJD, 2013 WL 2558125 (N.D. Cal. June 10, 2013)(order denying class certification, no sugar added) Text

Jones v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., No. C 12-01633 CRB, 2014 WL 2702726 (N.D. Cal. June 13, 2014)( ‘100% NATURAL’) Text

Gustavson v. Mars, Inc., No. 13-CV-04537, 2014 WL 2604774 (N.D. Cal. June 10, 2014)( “natural source of cocoa flavanols”, unlawful and misleading “calorie related nutrient content” claims on their labels) Text

Gitson v. Clover Stornetta Farms, No. C-13-01517(EDL), 2014 WL 2638203 (N.D. Cal. June 9, 2014)(“Organic Evaporated Cane Juice”)

Salazar v. Honest Tea, Inc., 74 F. Supp. 3d 1304 (E.D. Cal. 2014)(amount of antioxidants represented on their labels) Text

Garrison v. Whole Foods Mkt. Grp., Inc., No. 13-CV-05222-VC, 2014 WL 2451290 (N.D. Cal. June 2, 2014)( “All Natural,” when in fact they contain Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate) Text

Smedt v. Hain Celestial Grp., Inc., No. 5:12-CV-03029-EJD, 2014 WL 2466881 (N.D. Cal. May 30, 2014)(no trans fat, evaporated cane juice, all natural, class action) Text

Brazil v. Dole Packaged Foods, LLC, No. 12-CV-01831-LHK, 2014 WL 2466559 (N.D. Cal. May 30, 2014), appeal dismissed (Nov. 17, 2014)( “all natural.”) Text

Swearingen v. Late July Snacks LLC, No. C-13-4324 EMC, 2014 WL 2215878 (N.D. Cal. May 29, 2014)(evaporated cane juice, class action) Text

Surzyn v. Diamond Foods, Inc., No. C 14-0136 SBA, 2014 WL 2212216 (N.D. Cal. May 28, 2014)(all natural contain maltodextrin and/or dextrose) Text

Werdebaugh v. Blue Diamond Growers, No. 12-CV-2724-LHK, 2014 WL 2191901 (N.D. Cal. May 23, 2014)(all natural, evaporated cane sugar) Text

Swearingen v. Yucatan Foods, L.P., 59 F. Supp. 3d 961 (N.D. Cal. 2014)(evaporated cane juice)

Avila v. Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery, Inc., No. 5:13-CV-00335-EJD, 2014 WL 2090045 (N.D. Cal. May 19, 2014)(term evaporated cane juice) Text

Swearingen v. Attune Foods, Inc., No. 25, 2014 WL 2094016 (N.D. Cal. May 19, 2014) vacated, No. C 13-4541 SBA, 2015 WL 370167 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 28, 2015)(evaporated cane juice, class action) Text

Ang v. Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc., No. 13-CV-01196 WHO (NC), 2014 WL 1940178 (N.D. Cal. May 14, 2014)( misbranded and misleading baked products in violation of state and federal law) Text

Samet v. Procter & Gamble Co., No. 5:12-CV-1891-PSG, 2014 WL 1782821 (N.D. Cal. May 5, 2014)(evaporated cane juice, 0 gram trans fat) Text

Lanovaz v. Twinings N. Am., Inc., No. C-12-02646-RMW, 2014 WL 1652338 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 24, 2014) reconsideration denied, No. C-12-02646-RMW, 2014 WL 7204757 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 17, 2014)(“Natural Source of Antioxidants”) Text

Bishop v. 7-Eleven, Inc., 37 F. Supp. 3d 1058 (N.D. Cal. 2014)(  “0g Trans Fat” and “No Cholesterol” on labels) Text

Essence Imaging Inc. v. Icing Images LLC, No. 2:13-CV-5449-CAS, 2014 WL 1384028 (C.D. Cal. Apr. 9, 2014)(sponges in edible ink cartridges) Text

Thomas v. Costco Wholesale Corp., No. 5:12-CV-02908 EJD, 2013 WL 1435292 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 9, 2013)(100% Juice, standing) Text

Rahman v. Mott’s LLP, No. CV 13-3482 SI, 2014 WL 1379655 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 8, 2014)(No Sugar Added) Text

Swearingen v. Santa Cruz Natural Inc., No. C 13-04291 SI, 2014 WL 1339775 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 2, 2014) judgment set aside sub nom. Swearingen v. Santa Cruz Natural Inc, No. C 13-04291 SI, 2014 WL 2967585 (N.D. Cal. July 1, 2014)(class action, “organic evaporated cane juice”) Text

Thomas v. Costco Wholsale Corp., No. 5:12-CV-02908-EJD, 2014 WL 1323192 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 31, 2014)(nutrient content claims; claims about antioxidant content;“no sugar added” claims;health claims; “0 grams trans fat” or “no trans fat” claims;“evaporated cane juice” (“ECJ”) claims; synthetic chemical content omissions; “preservative free”)  Text

Pratt v. Whole Foods Mkt. California, Inc., No. 5:12-CV-05652-EJD, 2014 WL 1324288 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 31, 2014)(evaporated cane juice, natural, no sugar added) Text

Madenlian v. Flax USA Inc., No. SACV 13-01748 JVS, 2014 WL 7723578 (C.D. Cal. Mar. 31, 2014)(artificial ingredients, “All Natural Dairy Free Beverage.”)

Leonhart v. Nature’s Path Foods, Inc., No. 5:13-CV-0492-EJD, 2014 WL 1338161 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 31, 2014)(evaporated cane syrup, no preservatives, low sodium) Text

Bohac v. Gen. Mills, Inc., No. 12-CV-05280-WHO, 2014 WL 1266848 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 26, 2014) ( “100% NATURAL,” alleged presence of genetically modified organisms) Text

Rojas v. Gen. Mills, Inc., No. 12-CV-05099-WHO, 2014 WL 1248017 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 26, 2014)(100% Natural, GMO) Text

Aguiar v. Merisant Co., No. 14-00670-RGKAGRX, 2014 WL 6492220 (C.D. Cal. Mar. 24, 2014)(deceptive marketing, advertising, labeling, and sales of sugar alternative)

Reese v. Odwalla, Inc., 30 F. Supp. 3d 935 (N.D. Cal. 2014)(“evaporated cane juice” and “organic evaporated cane juice”, class action) Text

Hendricks v. StarKist Co., 30 F. Supp. 3d 917 (N.D. Cal. 2014) reconsideration denied, No. 13-CV-729 YGR, 2014 WL 5144551 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 13, 2014)(canned tuna products are underfilled and, thus, substantially underweight) Text

Haggag v. Welch Foods, Inc., No. CV 13-00341-JGB OPX, 2014 WL 1246299 (C.D. Cal. Mar. 24, 2014)(100% Grape Juice, Heart Health Label) Text

Swearingen v. Amazon Pres. Partners, Inc., No. 13-CV-04402-WHO, 2014 WL 1100944 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 18, 2014)(evaporated cane juice, class action) Text

Gitson v. Trader Joe’s Co., No. 13-CV-01333-WHO, 2014 WL 1048640 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 14, 2014) motion to certify appeal denied, 63 F. Supp. 3d 1114 (N.D. Cal. 2014)(evaporated cane syrup) Text

Victor v. R.C. Bigelow, Inc., No. 13-CV-02976-WHO, 2014 WL 1028881 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 14, 2014)(class action, “delivers healthful antioxidants.”) Text

Ang v. Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc., No. 13-CV-01196-WHO, 2014 WL 1024182 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 13, 2014)( misbranded a multitude of “substantially similar” baked good products) Text

Kane v. Chobani, Inc., 973 F. Supp. 2d 1120 (N.D. Cal. 2014)(evaporated cane syrup) Text

Lilly v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., 743 F.3d 662 (9th Cir. 2014)(misrepresenting sodium content of sunflower seeds by focusing exclusively on kernels) Text

Astiana v. Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc., No. C-10-04387 PJH (EDL), 2014 WL 694745 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 21, 2014)(documents at issue is privileged and constitutes attorney work product, “all natural”) Text

Avoy v. Turtle Mountain, LLC, No. 13-CV-0236-LHK, 2014 WL 587173 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 14, 2014)( “organic dehydrated cane juice” or “organic evaporated cane juice” ) Text

Swearingen v. Yucatan Foods, L.P., 24 F. Supp. 3d 889 (N.D. Cal.) on reconsideration, 59 F. Supp. 3d 961 (N.D. Cal. 2014)(evaporated cane juice) Text

Rahman v. Mott’s LLP, No. CV 13-3482 SI, 2014 WL 325241 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 29, 2014)(“No Sugar Added”) Text

Pardini v. Unilever United States, Inc., No. 13-1675 SC, 2014 WL 265663 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 22, 2014)(“0 Calories per serving” and “0 g Trans Fat* per serving.”) Text

Bruton v. Gerber Products Co., No. 12-CV-02412-LHK, 2014 WL 172111 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 15, 2014)( “nutrient content claims,”) Text

Gitson v. Clover Stornetta Farms, No. C-13-01517 EDL, 2014 WL 172338 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 15, 2014) on reconsideration, No. C-13-01517(EDL), 2014 WL 2638203 (N.D. Cal. June 9, 2014)( “Organic Evaporated Cane Juice”) Text

Gustavson v. Wrigley Sales Co., No. 12-CV-01861-LHK, 2014 WL 60197 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 7, 2014), appeal dismissed (Aug. 5, 2014)( “sugar free”) Text

Astiana v. Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc., No. C 10-4387 PJH, 2014 WL 60097 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 7, 2014)(alkalized cocoa and were labeled “all natural.”) Text

Lanovaz v. Twinings N. Am., Inc., No. C-12-02646-RMW, 2014 WL 46822 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 6, 2014)(“Natural Source of Antioxidants”) Text

Ogden v. Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, No. 5:12-CV-01828-LHK, 2014 WL 27527 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 2, 2014)(“misbranded”, health claims, class action) Text

Samet v. Procter & Gamble Co., No. 5:12-CV-01891-PSG, 2013 WL 6491143 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 10, 2013)( amount of trans fat, the use of evaporated cane juice, and a description of the product as “healthy.”) Text

Ang v. Whitewave Foods Co., No. 13-CV-1953, 2013 WL 6492353 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 10, 2013)(misbranding of food, evaporated cane juice) Text

Figy v. Amy’s Kitchen, Inc., No. CV 13-03816 SI, 2013 WL 6169503 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 25, 2013)(“evaporated cane juice” or “organic evaporated cane juice”) Text

Weeks v. Kellogg Co., No. CV 09-08102 MMM RZX, 2013 WL 6531177 (C.D. Cal. Nov. 23, 2013)(label claim consuming small amounts of the cereal will improve children’s health and immune systems)

Allen v. Conagra Foods, Inc., No. 13-CV-01279-JST, 2013 WL 6000456 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 12, 2013)(appropriate serving size, and made truthful statements about the fat and calorie content) Text

Maple v. Costco Warehouse Corp., No. CV–12–5166–RMP, 2013 WL 5885389 (E.D.Wash.Nov. 1, 2013)(“natural tonic”, “natural caffeine”) Text

Wilson v. Frito-Lay N. Am., Inc., 961 F. Supp. 2d 1134 (N.D. Cal. 2013)(all natural, 0 grams trans fat, No MSG) Text

Bohac v. Gen. Mills, Inc., No. 12-CV-05280-WHO, 2013 WL 5587924 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 10, 2013)( “100% NATURAL,” alleged presence of genetically modified organisms) Text

Janney v. Gen. Mills, No. 12-CV-03919-WHO, 2013 WL 5587945 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 10, 2013)(natural, high fructose corn syrup)

Vosk Int’l Co. v. Zao Gruppa Predpriyatij Ost, No. C11-1488RSL, 2013 WL 5588296 (W.D. Wash. Oct. 9, 2013)(trademark registration of imported beverage) Text

Rojas v. Gen. Mills, Inc., No. 12-CV-05099-WHO, 2013 WL 5568389 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 9, 2013)(100% Natural, GMO)

Gitson v. Trader Joe’s Co., No. 13-CV-01333-WHO, 2013 WL 5513711 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 4, 2013)(Evaporated Cane Juice) Text

Morgan v. Wallaby Yogurt Co., Inc., No. 13-CV-00296-WHO, 2013 WL 5514563 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 4, 2013)(class action, ‘evaporated cane juice’ or ‘organic evaporated cane juice’) Text

Werdebaugh v. Blue Diamond Growers, No. 12-CV-02724-LHK, 2013 WL 5487236 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 2, 2013)(evaporated cane syrup, all natural) Text

Simpson v. California Pizza Kitchen, Inc., 989 F. Supp. 2d 1015 (S.D. Cal. 2013)(artificial trans fatty acids use) Text

Manchouck v. Mondelez Int’l Inc., No. C 13-02148 WHA, 2013 WL 5400285 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 26, 2013) aff’d sub nom. Manchouck v. Mondelez Int’l, Inc., 603 F. App’x 632 (9th Cir. 2015)(made with real fruit) Text

Park v. Welch Foods, Inc., No. 5:12-CV-06449-PSG, 2013 WL 5405318 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 26, 2013)(no sugar added, all natural, no artificial flavors, motion to dismiss) Text

Brazil v. Dole Food Co., Inc., No. 12-CV-01831-LHK, 2013 WL 5312418 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 23, 2013)( “all natural”) Text

Kane v. Chobani, Inc., No. 12-CV-02425-LHK, 2013 WL 5289253 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 19, 2013)(evaporated cane syrup) Text

Allen v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., No. 13-CV-01279-JST, 2013 WL 4737421 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 3, 2013)(a liquid butter substitute, as having “zero fat” and “zero calories.”) Text

Gustavson v. Wrigley Sales Co., 961 F. Supp. 2d 1100 (N.D. Cal. 2013)(“low calorie,” “ sugar free,” and “serving size”) Text

Parker v. J.M. Smucker Co., No. C 13-0690 SC, 2013 WL 4516156 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 23, 2013)(all natural, gmo) Text

Monster Beverage Corp. v. Herrera, No. EDCV 13-00786-VAP, 2013 WL 4573959 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 22, 2013)(provide substantiation for some of its marketing claims) Text

Smedt v. Hain Celestial Grp., Inc., No. 5:12-CV-03029 EJD, 2013 WL 4455495 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 16, 2013)(nutritional value claims, class action) Text

In re ConAgra Foods, Inc., No. CV 11-05379-MMM AGRX, 2013 WL 4259467 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 12, 2013)( “100% Natural,” made from genetically-modified organisms) Text

Trazo v. Nestle USA, Inc., No. 5:12-CV-2272 PSG, 2013 WL 4083218 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 9, 2013) on reconsideration, No. 5:12-CV-02272-PSG, 2015 WL 4196973 (N.D. Cal. July 10, 2015)(all natural, low calorie, evaporated cane syrup) Text

Del Real, LLC v. Harris, 966 F. Supp. 2d 1047 (E.D. Cal. 2013)( California Fair Packaging and Labeling Act CFPLA’s slack fill regulations, arguing they are preempted as applied to meat and poultry products regulated by the Federal Meat Inspection Act (“FMIA”) and Poultry Products Inspection Act (“PPIA”)) Text

In re ConAgra Foods, Inc., No. CV 11-05379-MMM AGRX, 2013 WL 4259467 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 12, 2013)(“100% Natural,” genetically-modified organisms)

Clancy v. The Bromley Tea Co., No. 12-CV-03003-JST, 2013 WL 4081632 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 9, 2013)(health claims) Text

Bishop v. 7-Eleven, Inc., No. 5:12-CV-02621 EJD, 2013 WL 4014174 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 5, 2013)( nutrient content claims, including “0 grams Trans Fat” and “No Cholesterol” claims, “all natural”) Text

Park v. Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc., 964 F. Supp. 2d 1088 (N.D. Cal. 2013)(“all natural”, motion to transfer) Text

Kane v. Chobani, Inc., No. 12-CV-02425-LHK, 2013 WL 3991107 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 2, 2013)(evaporated cane syrup) Text

Kane v. Chobani, Inc., No. 12-CV-02425-LHK, 2013 WL 3776172 (N.D. Cal. July 15, 2013)(evaporated cane syrup)

Cox v. Gruma Corp., No. 12-CV-6502 YGR, 2013 WL 3828800 (N.D. Cal. July 11, 2013)(“all natural” genetically modified organisms) Text

Brazil v. Dole Food Co., 935 F. Supp. 2d 947 (N.D. Cal. 2013)(“ ‘All Natural,’ fresh, antioxidant, sugar-free and other nutrient content claims,”) Text

Bronson v. Johnson & Johnson, Inc., No. C 12-04184 CRB, 2013 WL 5731817 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 22, 2013) Text

Bruton v. Gerber Products Co., 961 F. Supp. 2d 1062 (N.D. Cal. 2013)( “Excellent Source,” “Good Source,” “As Healthy As Fresh,” and “No Added Sugar”) Text

Hill v. Robert’s Am. Gourmet Food, LLC, No. C1380166MISCJSTEDL, 2013 WL 5118943 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 13, 2013)(“all natural”)

Thurston v. Bear Naked, Inc., No. 11-CV-2985-H BGS, 2013 WL 5664985 (S.D. Cal. July 30, 2013)(“100% Pure & Natural” or “100% Natural”)

Barnes v. Campbell Soup Co., No. C 12-05185 JSW, 2013 WL 5530017 (N.D. Cal. July 25, 2013)(products as “100% Natural” and comprised solely of 100% natural ingredients) Text

Hood v. Wholesoy & Co, Modesto Wholesoy Co. LLC, No. 12-CV-5550-YGR, 2013 WL 3553979 (N.D. Cal. July 12, 2013)(“Evaporated Cane Juice”)

Kane v. Chobani, Inc., No. 12-CV-02425-LHK, 2013 WL 3703981 (N.D. Cal. July 12, 2013) vacated, No. 12-CV-02425-LHK, 2013 WL 5529723 (N.D. Cal. July 25, 2013) and on reconsideration, No. 12-CV-02425-LHK, 2013 WL 5289253 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 19, 2013)(evaporated cane syrup)

Hill v. Robert’s Am. Gourmet Food, LLC, No. 13-CV-00696-YGR, 2013 WL 3476801 (N.D. Cal. July 10, 2013)(“all natural”) Text

Pardini v. Unilever United States, Inc., 961 F. Supp. 2d 1048 (N.D. Cal. 2013)(serving size preemption, nutritional values) Text

Ivie v. Kraft Foods Global, Inc., 961 F. Supp. 2d 1033 (N.D. Cal. 2013)( “bears or contains any artificial flavoring, artificial coloring, or chemical preservative”) Text

Henderson v. J.M. Smucker Co., No. CV 10-4524-GHK VBKX, 2013 WL 3146774 (C.D. Cal. June 19, 2013), appeal dismissed (May 28, 2014)(motion for attorney’s fees) Text

Samet v. Procter & Gamble Co., No. 5:12-CV-01891 PSG, 2013 WL 3124647 (N.D. Cal. June 18, 2013) reconsideration granted sub nom. Samet v. Procter & Gamble Co., No. 5:12-CV-01891 PSG, 2015 WL 5012828 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 24, 2015)( “0 Grams Trans Fat,”, evaporated cane juice) Text

Janney v. Mills, 944 F. Supp. 2d 806 (N.D. Cal. 2013)(“natural”) Text

Kosta v. Del Monte Corp., No. 12-CV-01722-YGR, 2013 WL 2147413 (N.D. Cal. May 15, 2013)(fresh, all natural, antioxidant) Text

Tobin v. Conopco, Inc., No. C 12-05881 JSW, 2013 WL 1729845 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 22, 2013)( “All Natural,” when these products contained alkalized cocoa) Text

Ogden v. Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, 292 F.R.D. 620 (N.D. Cal. 2013)(class action, “Rich in Natural Omega–3” or “Excellent Source Omega–3”) Text

Perea v. Walgreen Co., 939 F. Supp. 2d 1026 (C.D. Cal. 2013)(“100% Honey, pollen removed) Text

Maxwell v. Unilever U.S., Inc., No. 5:12-CV-01736-EJD, 2013 WL 1435232 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 9, 2013)(class action “Misbranded Food Products”) Text

Miller v. Ghirardelli Chocolate Co., No. C 12-04936 LB, 2013 WL 1402682 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 5, 2013)(“white chocolate” class action) Text

Wilson v. Frito-Lay N. Am., Inc., No. 12-1586 SC, 2013 WL 1320468 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 1, 2013)(motion to dismiss, all natural, 0 grams trans fat, no msg)

Cardona v. Target Corp., No. CV 12-1148-GHK SPX, 2013 WL 1181963 (C.D. Cal. Mar. 20, 2013)(honey without pollen)

Morgan v. Wallaby Yogurt Co., Inc., No. 13-CV-00296-WHO, 2014 WL 1017879 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 13, 2014)(‘evaporated cane juice’) Text

Astiana v. Kashi Co., 295 F.R.D. 490 (S.D. Cal. 2013)( “Nothing Artificial” or “All Natural.” )

Astiana v. Kashi Co., 291 F.R.D. 493 (S.D. Cal. 2013)(food products as being “Nothing Artificial” or “All Natural.”)

Brod v. Sioux Honey Ass’n, Co-op., 927 F. Supp. 2d 811 (N.D. Cal. 2013) aff’d, No. 13-15584, 2015 WL 3942982 (9th Cir. June 29, 2015)(honey did not contain pollen) Text

Ivie v. Kraft Foods Global, Inc., No. C-12-02554-RMW, 2013 WL 685372 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 25, 2013)( “bears or contains any artificial flavoring, artificial coloring, or chemical preservative”) Text

Lanovaz v. Twinings N. Am., Inc., No. C-12-02646-RMW, 2013 WL 675929 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 25, 2013) reconsideration denied, No. 5:12-CV-02646-RMW, 2015 WL 3627015 (N.D. Cal. June 10, 2015)(“natural source of antioxidants”) Text

Route v. Mead Johnson Nutrition Co., No. CV 12-7350-GW JEMX, 2013 WL 658251 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 21, 2013)(false advertising claims about the health benefits from prebiotics in infant formula)

Pom Wonderful LLC v. Coca Cola Co., No. CV 08-06237 SJO FMOX, 2013 WL 543361 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 13, 2013)(percentage of pomegranate)

Del Real, LLC v. Harris, No. 1:12-CV-01669-LJO, 2013 WL 522805 (E.D. Cal. Feb. 11, 2013)( nonfunctional slack fill provisions) Text

Larsen v. Trader Joe’s Co., 917 F. Supp. 2d 1019 (N.D. Cal. 2013)(“All Natural” and “100% Natural”) Text

Ross v. Sioux Honey Ass’n, Co-op., No. C-12-1645 EMC, 2013 WL 146367 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 14, 2013), appeal dismissed (June 26, 2013)(Honey claim, despite no pollen) Text

Colucci v. ZonePerfect Nutrition Co., No. 12-2907-SC, 2012 WL 6737800 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 28, 2012)(“All–Natural Nutrition Bars”) Text

Overton v. CVS Caremark Corp., No. SACV 12-0982 DOC ANX, 2012 WL 10901827 (C.D. Cal. Dec. 11, 2012)(honey “natural, when pollen has been removed)

Ries v. Arizona Beverages USA LLC, 287 F.R.D. 523 (N.D. Cal. 2012)(“All Natural,” high fructose corn syrup)

Jones v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., 912 F. Supp. 2d 889 (N.D. Cal. 2012)(100% natural) Text

Miller v. Ghirardelli Chocolate Co., 912 F. Supp. 2d 861 (N.D. Cal. 2012)(“white” or “white chocolate flavored”) Text

Khasin v. Hershey Co., No. 5:12-CV-01862 EJD, 2012 WL 5471153 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 9, 2012)(antioxidant claims, chocolate and cocoa products) Text

Red v. Kraft Foods Inc., No. CV 10-01028-GW AGRX, 2012 WL 5502754 (C.D. Cal. Oct. 25, 2012)(misleading because the products contained certain amounts of one or more of the following ingredients: partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (trans fat), white flour, disodium guanylate, high fructose corn syrup, monosodium glutamate, and sugar)

Astiana v. Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Inc., No. C-11-2910 EMC, 2012 WL 4892391 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 12, 2012)( “All Natural Flavors”)Text

In re ConAgra Foods Inc., 908 F. Supp. 2d 1090 (C.D. Cal. 2012)(“100% Natural,”, genetically modified organisms) Text

Haggar Int’l Corp. v. United Co. for Food Indus. Corp., 906 F. Supp. 2d 96 (E.D.N.Y. 2012)( registered trademark “MONTANA”) Text

Astiana v. Hain Celestial Grp., Inc., 905 F. Supp. 2d 1013 (N.D. Cal. 2012) rev’d and remanded, 783 F.3d 753 (9th Cir. 2015)( terms “all natural,” “pure natural,” and “pure, natural & organic”) Text

Cabral v. Supple, LLC, No. EDCV 12-00085-MWF, 2012 WL 4343867 (C.D. Cal. Sept. 19, 2012)(key ingredients are ‘clinically proven’)

Reid v. Johnson & Johnson, No. 11CV1310 L BLM, 2012 WL 4108114 (S.D. Cal. Sept. 18, 2012) aff’d in part, rev’d in part, 780 F.3d 952 (9th Cir. 2015)(“Proven to Reduce Cholesterol”; “No Trans Fat”; “No Trans Fatty Acids”; and “Each serving contains .85g of Plant Stanol Esters.”) Text

Anderson v. Jamba Juice Co., 888 F. Supp. 2d 1000 (N.D. Cal. 2012)(“all natural”) Text

Dennis v. Kellogg Co., 697 F.3d 858 (9th Cir. 2012)(set aside settlement) Text

All One God Faith, Inc. v. Hain Celestial Grp., Inc., No. C 09-3517 SI, 2012 WL 3257660 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 8, 2012)( products are not “organic” as that term is understood by consumers because the products are made from conventional agricultural material rather than organic material)  Text

United States v. Townsley, No. C 10-00428 CRB, 2012 WL 3137989 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 1, 2012)( falsely representing that the ingredients in CLF’s fertilizer) Text

Brown v. Hain Celestial Grp., Inc., No. C 11-03082 LB, 2012 WL 3138013 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 1, 2012)(organic)

W. Sugar Co-op. v. Archer-Daniels-Midland Co., No. CV 11-3473 CBM MANX, 2012 WL 3101659 (C.D. Cal. July 31, 2012)( “HFCS is corn sugar,” “HFCS is natural,” and “HFCS is the same as sugar.”)

Astiana v. Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Inc., No. C-11-2910 EMC, 2012 WL 2990766 (N.D. Cal. July 20, 2012)( “All Natural Flavors”) Text

Delacruz v. Cytosport, Inc., No. C 11-3532 CW, 2012 WL 2563857 (N.D. Cal. June 28, 2012)( “health fats”, “nutritional drink”) Text

Carrea v. Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Inc., 475 F. App’x 113 (9th Cir. 2012)(  “0g Trans Fat” statement) Text

Hairston v. S. Beach Beverage Co., No. CV 12-1429-JFW DTBX, 2012 WL 1893818 (C.D. Cal. May 18, 2012)( ‘All Natural’)

Pom Wonderful LLC v. Coca-Cola Co., 679 F.3d 1170 (9th Cir. 2012) rev’d, 134 S. Ct. 2228, 189 L. Ed. 2d 141 (2014)(percentage pomegranate) Text

Pappas v. Naked Juice Co of Glendora, Inc., No. LA CV11-08276 JAK, 2012 WL 1925598 (C.D. Cal. May 14, 2012)(“all natural”, “100% juice”)

Lam v. Gen. Mills, Inc., 859 F. Supp. 2d 1097 (N.D. Cal. 2012)(“fruit flavored” and “naturally flavored”, gluten free) Text

Vicuna v. Alexia Foods, Inc., No. C 11-6119 PJH, 2012 WL 1497507 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 27, 2012)(all natural, “disodium dihydrogen pyrophosphate”)

Red v. Kraft Foods, Inc., No. CV 10-1028-GW AGRX, 2012 WL 8019257 (C.D. Cal. Apr. 12, 2012)(unhealthy, highly-refined, highly-processed, and nutritionally empty ingredients)

In re Quaker Oats Labeling Litig., No. C 10-0502 RS, 2012 WL 1034532 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 28, 2012)( “trans fats”)

United States v. Salyer, No. CR S-10-061 LKK, 2012 WL 458472 (E.D. Cal. Feb. 10, 2012)(criminal mislabeling) Text

Brod v. Sioux Honey Ass’n Co-op., 895 F. Supp. 2d 972 (N.D. Cal. 2012)(honey did not contain pollen) Text

W. Sugar Co-op. v. Archer-Daniels-Midland Co., No. 11-CV-3473 CBM MANX, 2011 WL 11741501 (C.D. Cal. Oct. 21, 2011)(“HFCS is corn sugar,” “HFCS is natural,” and “sugar is sugar”)

Red v. Kraft Foods, Inc., No. CV 10-1028-GW AGRX, 2011 WL 4599833 (C.D. Cal. Sept. 29, 2011)(health claims of ingredients)

All One God Faith, Inc. v. Hain Celestial Grp., Inc., No. C 09-03517 JF HRL, 2011 WL 4433817 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 22, 2011)( certification of products as “Organic” are false, misleading or confusing to the because the products contain ingredients derived from conventional agricultural material or petrochemicals)

In re Ferrero Litig., 278 F.R.D. 552 (S.D. Cal. 2011)

Zeisel v. Diamond Foods, Inc., No. C 10-01192 JSW, 2011 WL 2221113 (N.D. Cal. June 7, 2011)(express and implied statements about the positive effects of omega–3 fatty acid consumption on health to entice consumers)

In re Ferrero Litig., 794 F. Supp. 2d 1107 (S.D. Cal. 2011)( healthy and beneficial to children when in fact it contains dangerous levels of fat and sugar) Text

Astiana v. Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc., No. C 10-4387 PJH, 2011 WL 2111796 (N.D. Cal. May 26, 2011)(ice cream containing “Dutch” or “alkalized” cocoa as “all natural.”)

Dvora v. Gen. Mills, Inc., No. CV 11-1074-GW PLAX, 2011 WL 1897349 (C.D. Cal. May 16, 2011)( “characterizing flavor”, even if the fruit depicted is not product)

Ries v. Hornell Brewing Co., No. 5:10-CV-01139-JF/PSG, 2011 WL 1299286 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 4, 2011)(“All Natural,” “100% Natural,” and “Natural” despite the presence of HFCS or citric acid)

Yumul v. Smart Balance, Inc., No. CV 10-00927 MMM, 2011 WL 1045555 (C.D. Cal. Mar. 14, 2011)(artificial trans fat, labeled as “No Cholesterol” or “Cholesterol Free”)

Henderson v. J.M. Smucker Co., No. CV-10-4524-GHK-VBK, 2011 WL 1050637 (C.D. Cal. Mar. 17, 2011)(“50% Less Saturated Fat Than Butter”, “Whole Grain 16% or more per serving”)

Carrea v. Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Inc. No C. 10-01044 JSW, 2011 WL 159380 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 10, 2011) (nutrient content claims)

Hildreth v. Unilever U.S., No. CV 10-07936 MMM, 2010 WL 5174385 (C.D. Cal. Dec. 15, 2010) (liability for mislabeling regarding fat reduction content)

Red. v. Kraft Foods., Inc., No. CV 10-1028-GW, 2010 WL 50000717 (C.D. Cal. Nov. 18, 2010) (state law claims for misleading advertisements not preempted by federal law)

Peviani v. Hostess Brands, No. CV 10-2303 CBM (VBKx), 2010 WL 4553510 (C.D. Cal. Nov. 3, 2010) (false advertising claims regarding 100-calorie dessert packs)

Chacanaca v. Quaker Oats Co., No. C 10-0502 RS, 2010 WL 4055954 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 14, 2010) (deceptive marketing claim involving trans fats)

Red v. The Kroger Co., No. CV 10-01025 DMG (MANx), 2010 WL 4262037 (C.D. Cal. Sept. 2, 2010) (deceptive marketing claim involving trans fats in margarine)

Ries v. Hornell Brewing Co., No. 100-1139, 2010 WL 2943860 (N.D. Cal. July 23, 2010) (class action claiming misleading labeling against producer of product containing HFCS and citric acid)

Yumul v. Smart Balance, No. CV 10-00927 MMM (AJWx), 2010 WL 3359663 (C.D. Cal. May 24, 2010) (misleading claims regarding cholesterol by margarine manufacturer)

POM Wonderful v. Coca Cola Co., No. CV 08-06237, 2010 WL 2836269 (C.D. Cal. May 5, 2010) (advertising and unfair competition laws)

King Tuna, Inc. v. Anova Food, Inc., CV07-07451ODWAJWX, 2010 WL 2674470 (C.D. Cal. June 30, 2010) (false advertising claim)

Chavez v. Blue Sky Natural Beverage Co., — F.R.D. —-, 2010 WL 2528525 (N.D. Cal. 2010) (FDCA does not preempt state law claims for false labeling)

Von Koenig v. Snapple Beverage Corp., — F.Supp.2d —-, 2010 WL 1980208 (E.D. Cal. 2010) (deceptive labeling)

Meaunrit v. The Pinnacle Foods Group, LLC, No. C 09-04555 CW, 2010 WL 1838715 (N.D. Cal. May 05, 2010) (misrepresentation and adulteration of frozen dinners)

Premier Nutrition, Inc. v. Organic Food Bar, Inc., No. 08-55656, 2009 WL 1353756 (9th Cir. May 15, 2009) (“Organic Food Bar” is generic term and not protected by trademark law)

Lockwood v. Conagra Foods, Inc., No. C 08-04151 CRB, 2009 WL 250459 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 3, 2009) (state law claim that label is misleading)

Pom Wonderful LLC v. Purely Juice, Inc., 2008 WL 2019560 (9th Cir. 2008) (claim of false advertising on the label)

Williams ex rel. Tabiu v. Gerber Prods. Co., 523 F.3d 934 (9th Cir. 2008) (claim of false advertising on the label) Text

McKinniss v. Sunny Delight Beverages Co., 2007 WL 4766525 (C.D. Cal. 2007) (alleged deceptive labeling)

McKinnis v. Kellogg USA, 2007 WL 4766060, (C.D. Cal. 2007) (suit alleging false labeling because cereal did not contain real fruit)

McKinniss v. Gen. Mills, Inc., 2007 WL 4762172 (C.D. Cal. 2007) (suit alleging false labeling because cereal did not contain real fruit)

Kennedy v. Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc., 2007 WL 2300746 (S.D. Cal. 2007) (pet food from China labeled as “Made in the USA”)

Earth Island Inst. v. Hogarth, 494 F.3d 757 (9th Cir. 2007) (challenge over dolphin-safe label standard) Text

Fraker v. KFC Corp., 2007 WL 1296571 (S.D. Cal. 2007) (labels warning of trans fats in restaurant food)

CreAgri, Inc. v. USANA Health Sciences, Inc., 474 F.3d 626 (9th Cir. 2008) (labeling requirements and defects) Text

Ranchers Cattleman Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of Am. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 143 F.App’x 751 (9th Cir. 2005) (meat packing industry not allowed to intervene)

Ranchers Cattleman Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of Am. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 415 F.3d 1078 (9th Cir. 2005) (injunction barring the importation of Canadian beef) Text

Creagri, Inc. v. USANA Health Sciences, 2005 WL 181886 (N.D. Cal. 2005) (dietary supplement’s ingredients were mislabeled and the product name was misleading)

Jarrow Formulas, Inc. v. Nutrition Now, Inc., 304 F.3d 829 (9th Cir. 2002) (false advertising claim) Text


 

TENTH CIRCUIT

Whittle v. Marley, No. 14-CV-2680-RPM, 2015 WL 4710987 (D. Colo. Aug. 7, 2015)(trademark of coffee name) Text

Original Rex, L.L.C. v. Beautiful Brands Int’l, LLC, 792 F. Supp. 2d 1242 (N.D. Okla. 2011)(trademark infringement against licensee) Text

Gonzalez v. Pepsico, Inc., 489 F.Supp.2d 1233 (D. Kan. 2007) (benzene formed in food products) Text

Nutraceutical Corp. v. Von Eschenbach, 477 F.Supp.2d 1161 (D. Utah 2007) (challenging validity of FDA regulation banning ephedrine-alkaloid dietary supplements) Text

Nutraceutical Corp. v. Von Eschenbach, 459 F.3d 1033 (10th Cir. 2006) (challenging validity of regulation banning ephedrine-alkaloid dietary supplements) Text


 

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT

GREAT DIVIDE BREWING COMPANY, Plaintiff, v. GOLD KEY/PHR FOOD SERVICES, LLC, Defendant., No. 14-CV-03292-WYD-NYW, 2015 WL 5093227 (D. Colo. Aug. 31, 2015)(alleging trademark infringement, unfair competition) Text

Stansfield v. Minute Maid Co., No. 4:14CV290-MW/CAS, 2015 WL 4873685 (N.D. Fla. Aug. 13, 2015)(labeling percent of juice) Text

Herazo v. Whole Foods Mkt., Inc., No. 14-61909-CIV, 2015 WL 4514510 (S.D. Fla. July 24, 2015)(“365 Be Well”) Text

Salters v. Beam Suntory, Inc., No. 4:14CV659-RH/CAS, 2015 WL 2124939 (N.D. Fla. May 1, 2015)(handmade claim)

Reynolds v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 4:14CV381-MW/CAS, 2015 WL 1879615 (N.D. Fla. Apr. 23, 2015)(100% juice, order to dismiss complaint) Text

Bohlke v. Shearer’s Foods, LLC, No. 9:14-CV-80727, 2015 WL 249418 (S.D. Fla. Jan. 20, 2015)(  “All Natural” and contain “No Artificial Ingredients .”) Text

Garcia v. Kashi Co., 43 F. Supp. 3d 1359 (S.D. Fla. 2014)( “ALL NATURAL”, Genetically Modified Organisms) Text

Marty v. Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC, 43 F. Supp. 3d 1333 (S.D. Fla. 2014)(“German quality”, consumers believe they were drinking imported beer) Text

Greenfield v. Yucatan Foods, L.P., 18 F. Supp. 3d 1371 (S.D. Fla. 2014)( “evaporated cane juice”) Text

In re Horizon Organic Milk Plus DHA Omega-3 Mktg. & Sales Practice Litig., No. 12-MD-02324-LENARD, 2014 WL 2758805 (S.D. Fla. June 17, 2014)( fortified with docosahexaenoic) Text

Randolph v. J.M. Smucker Co., No. 13-80581-CIV, 2014 WL 1018007 (S.D. Fla. Mar. 14, 2014)(labeling of GMO) Text

Reilly v. Amy’s Kitchen, Inc., 2 F. Supp. 3d 1300 (S.D. Fla. 2014), appeal dismissed (July 24, 2014)(evaporated cane juice, subject matter jurisdiction) Text

Reilly v. Amy’s Kitchen, Inc., No. 13-21525-CIV, 2014 WL 905441 (S.D. Fla. Mar. 7, 2014)(evaporated cane juice)

Bell v. Campbell Soup Co., 65 F. Supp. 3d 1328 (N.D. Fla. 2014) (less than 1%—of pomegranate and blueberry juice.)

Reilly v. Amy’s Kitchen, Inc., No. 13-21525-CIV, 2013 WL 9638985 (S.D. Fla. Dec. 9, 2013) reconsideration denied, No. 13-21525-CIV, 2014 WL 905441 (S.D. Fla. Mar. 7, 2014)(evaporated cane juice)

In re Horizon Organic Milk Plus DHA Omega-3 Mktg. & Sales Practice Litig., 955 F. Supp. 2d 1311 (S.D. Fla. 2013)(fortified with docosahexaenoic) Text

Krzykwa v. Campbell Soup Co., 946 F. Supp. 2d 1370 (S.D. Fla. 2013)(100% natural, GMO corn) Text

Kuenzig v. Hormel Foods Corp., 505 F. App’x 937 (11th Cir. 2013)(“98% Fat Free) Text

Veal v. Citrus World, Inc., No. 2:12-CV-801-IPJ, 2013 WL 120761 (N.D. Ala. Jan. 8, 2013)( “100% orange juice”, pasteurization) Text

Guerrero v. Target Corp., 889 F. Supp. 2d 1348 (S.D. Fla. 2012)(do not conform to Florida’s “honey standard”) Text,

Kuenzig v. Kraft Global Foods, Inc., No. 8:11-CV-838-T-24 TGW, 2012 WL 366927 (M.D. Fla. Feb. 3, 2012) aff’d sub nom. Kuenzig v. Hormel Foods Corp., 505 F. App’x 937 (11th Cir. 2013)(percent fat free) Text

Kuenzig v. Kraft Global Foods, Inc., No. 8:11-CV-838-T-24 TGW, 2012 WL 366916 (M.D. Fla. Feb. 3, 2012) aff’d sub nom. Kuenzig v. Hormel Foods Corp., 505 F. App’x 937 (11th Cir. 2013)( percent fat free) Text

Kuenzig v. Kraft Foods, Inc., No. 8:11-CV-838-T-24 TGW, 2011 WL 4031141 (M.D. Fla. Sept. 12, 2011)(“percent fat free”) Text

United States v. Sigma Int’l, Inc., 300 F.3d 1278 (11th Cir. 2002) (mislabeling of shrimp) Text

United States v. Sigma Int’l, Inc. 291 F.3d 765 (11th Cir. 2002) (mislabeling of shrimp) Text


 

D.C. CIRCUIT

Ctr. for Sci. in the Pub. Interest v. United States Food & Drug Admin., 74 F. Supp. 3d 295 (D.D.C. 2014) (labeling of mercury risks in seafood) Text

Physicians Comm. for Responsible Med. v. Vilsack, 867 F. Supp. 2d 24 (D.D.C. 2011)(injuction “MyPyramid” food diagram and dietary guidelines and to adopt organization’s proposed “Power Plate” food diagram and dietary guidelines)

Hormel Foods Corp. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 808 F. Supp. 2d 234 (D.D.C. 2011)(“natural” but contained sodium lactate or potassium lactate) Text

Am. Meat Inst. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 760 F.3d 18 (D.C. Cir. 2014)(Country of Origin Labeling) Text

Am. Meat Inst. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 968 F. Supp. 2d 38 (D.D.C. 2013) aff’d, 746 F.3d 1065 (D.C. Cir. 2014) reh’g en banc granted, opinion vacated, 35 ITRD 2763 (D.C. Cir. 2014) and judgment reinstated, 760 F.3d 18 (D.C. Cir. 2014)(country of origin labeling) Text

Silvious v. Ungar’s Food Products Inc., No. 10-0639 (JDB), 2010 WL 3324747 (D. D.C. Aug. 24, 2010) (individual seeks damages on behalf of public for mislabeling of potato cakes) Text

Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, L.L.C. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 539 F.3d 492 (D.C. Cir. 2008) (denial of access to mad cow testing kit) Text

Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, L.L.C. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 517 F.Supp.2d 8 (D.D.C. 2007) (self-testing and labeling for raising BSE-free beef) Text

Hoyte v. Yum! Brands, Inc., 489 F.Supp.2d 24 (D.D.C. 2007) (labels warning of trans fats in restaurant food) Text

Mills v. Giant of Md., LLC, 441 F.Supp.2d 104 (D.D.C. 2006) (no duty for milk producers to label dairy products as containing lactose) Text

Ctr. for Science in the Public Interest v. Food & Drug Admin., 2004 WL 2011467 (D.D.C. 2004) (suit alleging that new FDA regulation will allow unsubstantiated health claims to be made about foods) Text

Whitaker v. Thompson, 239 F.Supp.2d 43 (D.D.C. 2003) (denial of a health claim on a label) Text

Pearson v. Shalala, 164 F.3d 650 (D.C. Cir. 1999) (disclaimers on health claims) Text

Alliance for Bio-Integrity v. Shalala, 116 F.Supp.2d 166 (D. D.C 2000) (challenged to FDA’s decision to not require labeling for GM foods) Text

Goya de Puerto Rico Inc. v. Santiago, 59 F.Supp.2d 274 (D. P.R. 1999) (constitutionality of regulations for labeling of canned peas from Puerto Rico) Text

Public Citizen v. Shalala, 932 F. Supp. 13 (D. D.C. 1996) (FDA exemption of restaurant menus from the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act) Text

Arent v. Shalala, 70 F.3d 610 (C.A. D.C. 1995) (raw fish labeling regulations were permissible under the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act) Text


 

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

In re Northland Organic Foods Corp., No. 2009-1139, 2009 WL 1951353 (Fed. Cir. July 8, 2009) (denial of trademark for organic dairy because of likelihood of confusion)

North Am. Processing Co. v. United States, 56 F.Supp.2d 1174 (Ct. Int’l Trade 1999), aff’d, 236 F.3d 695 (Fed. Cir. 2001) (labeling of bovine fat trimmings containing chemical lean and fat) Text


 

COURT OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE

Link Snacks, Inc. v. United States, 901 F. Supp. 2d 1369 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2013) aff’d, 742 F.3d 962 (Fed. Cir. 2014)(classification of beef jerky) Text

Tropicana Prods., Inc. v. United States, 2008 WL 312171 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2008) (concentrated orange juice from foreign countries) Text

Tropicana Prods., Inc. v. United States, 484 F.Supp.2d 1330 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2007) (concentrated orange juice from foreign countries) Text

Tropicana Prods., Inc. v. United States, 2007 WL 2717874 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2007) (concentrated orange juice from foreign countries) Text

Bestfoods v. United States, 342 F.Supp.2d 1312 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2004) (claim that peanut paste was correctly labeled as peanut butter) Text

Bestfoods v. United States, 24 C.I.T. 552 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2000) rev’d, 260 F.3d 1320 (Fed. Cir. 2001) (labeling of peanut butter incorporating Canadian peanut slurry) Text


 

US JUDICIAL PANEL ON MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION

In re: Whole Foods Mkt., Inc. Greek Yogurt Mktg. & Sales Practices Litig., 65 F. Supp. 3d 1395 (U.S. Jud. Pan. Mult. Lit. 2014)(venue, no sugar added) Text

In re Coca-Cola Products Mktg. & Sales Practices Litig. (No. II), 37 F. Supp. 3d 1386 (U.S. Jud. Pan. Mult. Lit. 2014)(“no artificial flavors. no preservatives added”) Text

In re: Frito-Lay N. Am., Inc. All Natural Litig., 908 F. Supp. 2d 1379 (U.S. Jud. Pan. Mult. Lit. 2012)(“All Natural”) Text


 

CALIFORNIA

Tamas v. Safeway, Inc., 235 Cal. App. 4th 294, 185 Cal. Rptr. 3d 53 (2015), reh’g denied (Mar. 17, 2015)(misbranding brand of Greek yogurt as “yogurt” because the food’s ingredients included “milk protein concentrate”) Text

Quesada v. Herb Thyme Farms, 323 P.3d 1 (Cal. 2014)(“100% Organic”, not certified)

Quesada v. Herb Thyme Farms, Inc., 222 Cal. App. 4th 642, 166 Cal. Rptr. 3d 346 (2013) review granted and opinion superseded sub nom. Quesada v. Herb Thyme Farms, 323 P.3d 1 (Cal. 2014)(“100% Organic”, not certified) Text

Simpson v. Kroger Corp., 219 Cal. App. 4th 1352, 162 Cal. Rptr. 3d 652 (2013), reh’g denied (Oct. 16, 2013)(claim products are not “butter”) Text

Physicians Comm. For Responsible Medicine v. McDonald’s, 114 Cal. Rptr.3d 414 (Cal. Ct. App. 2010) (safety and health warnings regarding fast food) Text

In re Farm Raised Salmon Cases, 175 P.3d 1170 (Cal. 2008) (claim that artificially colored, farm raised salmon should be labeled) Text

People ex rel. Lockyer v. Tri-Union Seafoods, LLC, 2006 WL 1544384 (Cal. Super. Ct. 2006) (disclosing the level of methylmercury in tuna) Text

Bronco Wine Co. v. Jolly, 129 Cal.App.4th 988, 29 Cal.Rptr.3d 462 (Cal. Ct. App. 2005) (state restricting the use of geographic labels on wine is appropriate) Text

Bronco Wine Co. v. Jolly, 95 P.3d 422 (Cal. 2004) (federal law did not preempt state requirements on wine labeling) Text

Ralph’s Grocery Co. v. Cal. Dep’t of Food & Agriculture, 110 Cal.App.4th 694, 1 Cal.Rptr.3d 869 (Cal. Ct. App. 2003) (fines for inaccurate labeling of product’s weight) Text

Consumer Justice Center v. Olympian Labs, Inc., 121 Cal.Rptr.2d 749 (Cal. Ct. App. 2002) (no preemption of state suit against dietary supplement manufacturers) Text


 

COLORADO

Brown v. Peckman (In re Title), 3 P.3d 1210 (Colo. 2000) (labeling of GM foods) Text


 

CONNECTICUT

Cardinale v. Quorn Foods, Inc., No. X05CV096002022S, 2011 WL 2418628 (Conn. Super. Ct. May 19, 2011)(allergy label of fungal ingredient “mycoprotein.”)

Leonard v. State Dep’t of Consumer Protection, CV-94-540747, 1995 WL 584198 (Conn. Super. Ct. Sept. 29, 1995) (failure to declare a quantity of weight and count on packaged food products)


 

FLORIDA

Boca Burger, Inc. v. Forum, 912 So.2d 561 (Fla. 2005) (alleged mislabeling of food) Text


 

GEORGIA

Bland Farms, LLC v. Ga. Dep’t of Agric., 637 S.E.2d 37 (Ga. 2006) (claim that Vidalia onion growers were permitted to label onions as sweet) Text


 

ILLINOIS

Cohen v. McDonald’s Corp., 808 N.E.2d 1 (Ill. App. Ct. 2004) (alleged misrepresentation of nutritional information) Text


 

MICHIGAN

Alfresh Beverages Can. Corp. v. Garden Foods, Inc., 2006 WL 709327 (Mich. Ct. App. 2006) (suit against manufacturer of labels for not complying with FDA regulations)


 

NEW JERSEY

Gupta v. Asha Enterprises, L.L.C., 422 N.J. Super. 136, 27 A.3d 953 (App. Div. 2011)(non vegetarian food served as vegetarian) Text


 

NEW YORK

Prince v. Fox Television Stations, Inc., 36 Misc. 3d 1235(A), 960 N.Y.S.2d 52 (Sup. Ct. 2012)(misstatement of calories) Text

Berkman v. Robert’s Am. Gourmet Food, Inc., 841 N.Y.S.2d 825 (Table) (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2007) (claim that snack foods had more fat and calories than as labeled) Text

Gentile v. Stay Slim, Inc., 819 N.Y.S.2d 848 (Table) (N.Y. Super. Ct. 2006) (mislabeling of food) Text

Klein v. Robert’s Am. Gourmet Food, Inc., 28 A.D.3d 63, (N.Y. App. Div. 2006) (claim that snack foods had more fat and calories than as labeled) Text

Morelli v. Weider Nutrition Group, Inc., 275 A.D.2d 607 (N.Y. App. Div. 2000) (misrepresentation of nutritional contents)


 

NORTH CAROLINA

State v. Seelig, 738 S.E.2d 427 (N.C. Ct. App.) review denied, 366 N.C. 598, 743 S.E.2d 182 (2013)(gluten free, criminal charges gluten allergies) Text


 

OHIO

Cleveland v. State, 2013-Ohio-1186, 989 N.E.2d 1072 (“Foods Containing Industrially–Produced Trans Fat Restricted.”) Text

Bates v. Rosenblum, 355 Or. 375, 325 P.3d 735 (2014)( Initiative to statutory provisions to impose certain requirements on food manufacturers and retailers concerning the labeling of genetically engineered foods.) Text

Fagan v. Boggs, 2011-Ohio-5884 (labels on pet food) Text


 

OREGON

 

McCormick v. Brown, 356 Or. 1, 333 P.3d 992 (2014)(ballot measure requiring food manufacturers and retailers to label “genetically engineered” foods as such) Text


 

WISCONSIN

Gallego v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 707 N.W.2d 539 (Wis. Ct. App. 2005) (challenge to mislabeling as to the origin of salmon) Text