This month (April 2018) a consumer class action lawsuit was filed against Nestle USA with allegations of the false advertising of their SweeTARTS candies as “natural” and containing “no artificial flavors” when, according to the SweeTARTS Lawsuit’s complaint, the candy contains synthetic, chemical, and artificial flavoring ingredients. For reference, the case is billed under: Littlejohn v. Nestle USA, Inc., Case No. 18-cv-658, S. D. CA. Here’s what we know about the SweeTARTS Class Action Lawsuit:
Per the complaint, “The Products’ labeling and advertising are false and misleading and the Products are misbranded under California law. The Products are labeled as if they contain only natural ingredients and are flavored only with natural ingredients when the Products, in fact, contain undisclosed artificial flavors in violation of state and federal law. Defendant’s packaging, labeling, and advertising scheme is intended to give California consumers the impression that they are buying a premium, “all natural” product with natural flavoring ingredients instead of a product that is artificially flavored. Plaintiff, who was deceived by Defendant’s unlawful conduct and purchased the Products in California, brings this action on her own behalf and on behalf of California consumers to remedy Defendant’s unlawful acts. On behalf of the Class as defined herein, Plaintiff seeks an order compelling Defendant to, inter alia: (1) cease packaging, distributing, advertising and selling the Products in violation of U.S. FDA regulations and California consumer protection law; (2) re-label or recall all existing deceptively packaged Products; (3) conduct a corrective
advertising campaign to fully inform California consumers; (4) award Plaintiff and other Class members restitution, actual damages, and punitive damages; and (5) pay all costs of suit, expenses, and attorney fees.”
A full copy of the SweeTARTS Class Action Complaint is below:
Editor’s note on the SweeTARTS Class Action Lawsuit:
This piece is written about the recent SweeTARTS Lawsuit. If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the class action, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.
If you believe that what is alleged in the SweeTARTS class action has affected you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d be happy to help you take a step in the right direction, fight this issue, and better enable you to join the consumer class action. If interested, please send an email to Outreach@ConsiderTheConsumer.com, find us on Twitter or Facebook, or even connect with us directly on our website! We look forward to hearing from you all.