Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Chips Sea Salt & Vinegar Label Untrue, Actually Has Artificial Flavoring – Class Action
Are you a fan of chips? It is one of the quintessential snacks that you can instantly fill and indulge in whenever you feel like it.
You can easily buy one at a gas station, at your local grocery store, or even at a vending machine down the street.
Different potato companies offer different iterations of potato chips that consumers grow to love and devote themselves to religiously.
How about you? What is your favorite chip brand, if you have one? Why did you end up liking it? Is it the flavor?
Did you happen to like it because of the packaging? Or you were not a fan at first, but you ended up liking it?
If you are a fan of Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Chips, you would be taken by surprise by the latest class action lawsuit filed against the company behind it, contending that its claims on one of its products are untrue.
According to online reports, Cape Cod Potato Chip Company, LLC, manufacturer of chip products, is slapped with a class action lawsuit alleging that its “Sea Salt & Vinegar” label on its Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Potato Chips product is false.
The class action contends that, in fact, Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Potato Chips uses an artificial flavoring chemical, malic acid, in seasoning its product – contrary to the claim made on the product’s packaging.
Additionally, the natural flavorings present in the product are so minuscule that adding in the malic acid was deemed a necessary move.
This, according to the plaintiff to the case Justin Schoonmaker, makes the company violate several state-level and federal statutes due to the failure of indicating the artificial flavoring on the product’s label.
Schoonmaker stressed in their complaint that due to the presence of artificial flavor enhancers in the product’s ingredients, “federal and state law require the front label to state, ‘Artificially Flavored.’
Additionally, the specific type of artificial flavoring found in Cape Code Kettle Cooked Potato Chips, which is dl-malic acid, is different from a similar yet naturally-occurring variant of the chemical (l-malic acid).
This is proven by an analytical test conducted on sample products of Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Potato Chips cited by the complaint.
This piece of fact was opted out of the product’s official ingredients list, ergo misleading everyday consumers who have no prior knowledge about the nature of these flavorings.
Filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Schoonmaker is seeking to form and represent a Class consisting of customers from the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Rhode Island, and New York, where they hail from, who have bought the allegedly mislabeled product.
About the company:
Cape Cod Potato Chip Company LLC is a business entity under Snyder’s-Lance, its parent organization.
Founded by Steve Bernard in 1980, the company is currently headquartered in Massachusetts.
The company mainly offers potato chips under its product line, with most of them have appeared on several forms of popular media – from the hit television series Friends to being included in the lyrics of a song by rapper Lil Wayne. Cape Cod also has popcorn products under its wing.
Editor’s Note on Cape Cod Sea Salt & Vinegar Chips Class Action Lawsuit:
This feature is published to inform you of the class action lawsuit filed against Cape Cod Potato Chip Company LLC for allegedly mislabeling their kettle-cooked potato chips product.
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