The food and drink industry is facing a swarm of class action lawsuits

You might want to rethink calling something “onion snacks” if it doesn't contain any onion.


August 31, 2021

False advertising lawsuits in the food and drink space are popping up everywhere:

  • In June, Post agreed to a $15m settlement for marketing sugary cereals with healthy claims.
  • McCormick is facing a $3m settlement for advertising artificial ingredients as “natural.”

Elsewhere, one lawsuit claims Frito-Lay’s “hint of lime” chips don’t actually contain limes, and another says TGI Fridays’ “onion snacks” have no onions.

(Related: Check out this hilarious parody about how companies came up with the term “all natural.”)

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