Walgreen named in class action lawsuit over false advertising of Finest Nutrition glucosamine supplements

 

According to the complaint, consumers across the country purchased more than $130 billion of dietary supplements in 2016. One of the most popular dietary supplements is glucosamine, which some marketers believe will grow to a market of more than $750 million by 2022.

Glucosamine is commonly sold in two formulations: glucosamine sulfate and glucosamine hydrochloride which have unique molecular structures. As alleged, many consumers prefer glucosamine sulfate because it is believed to be the more effective version of glucosamine. It also commands premium prices compared to glucosamine hydrochloride.

Plaintiff purchased a bottle of Finest Nutrition brand glucosamine sulfate, which states in large font on the label that each serving contains 1000 mg of glucosamine sulfate. However, laboratory testing confirms that the product actually contains Glucosamine Hydrochloride and does not contain any Glucosamine Sulfate. Accordingly, according to the complaint, Walgreens is selling a dietary supplement that simply is not what it claims to be.

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Odwalla named in class action lawsuit over “no added sugar” representations on its labels

This is a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of all persons in the United States who purchased one or more containers of Odwalla 100% Juices, including Berry Greens, Groovin’ Greens, and 100% Orange Juice, with the phrase “No Added Sugar” on their label or outer packaging (collectively “Odwalla Juice”)

Plaintiffs action arises out of the unlawful “No Added Sugar” statements placed by Defendants on the labels and outer packaging of o.dwalla Juice containers. The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) regulations promulgated pursuant to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act of 1938 (“FDCA”) specify the precise nutrient content claims concerning sugar that may be made on a food label. See 21 C.F.R. § 101, Subpart D. As alleged, Defendants’ “No Added Sugar” claims on its Odwalla Juice containers fail to comply with these requirements.

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