Philadelphia Class Action Attorneys: (215) 278-4449
These days, more and more consumers are watching the nutritional value
of their food. They are concerned with avoiding additives and preservatives,
reducing food allergens, and eating organic. This push towards a healthy
lifestyle is a wonderful trend for America whose obesity rate has hit
epidemic proportions. Yet this healthy market trend has tempted many advertisers
and food manufacturers to use misleading and deceptive food labels in
order to increase profits and sell their products.
Both state and federal laws try to protect consumers by enforcing strict
rules and regulations regarding food labeling. After all, consumers rely
on these labels to ensure their safety and companies rely on these rules
to ensure a fair market.
The Fair Packaging and Label Act (FPLA) was enacted so consumers could
obtain accurate information regarding the quantity and quality of products
they purchase. The FPLA requires that products must clearly identify what
type of product it is, the name and location of the manufacturer, and
the net quantity of the product’s contents. If deceptive food labeling
caused your illness, Golomb & Honik, P.C. may be able to help.
Call (215) 278-4449 to learn more.
Misleading "Natural" Food Labels
There are numerous ways companies and corporations falsify food labels
in order to manipulate consumers into buying their product. They may claim
their product is healthier than it is or mislead the public into believing
that it is “all natural”. For consumers with food allergens,
such as a peanut allergy or a gluten allergy, an inaccurate food label
is not just inconvenient, it is life-threatening.
Other types of deceptive food labeling include:
- Misleading “All Natural” Food Labels
- Deceptive “Preservative Free” Food Labels
- False Health Claims
- Misleading Green Advertising
- Misleading Product Labels
- False “Raised without Antibiotics” claims
- False “Grass Fed” claims
- False “Free Range or Cage Free” claims
- False food allergy claims
- Failure to accurately record weight of product
- And more
Misleading "Organic" Food Labels
The Organic Foods Production Act was passed in 1990 as a way of establishing
national standards for the marketing of organic products. The OFPA offers
clear guidelines and standards for growing, producing, and marketing organic
products. If a company or manufacturer uses these organic labels incorrectly
or in the wrong context, it is against the law and misleading to consumers.
A product may only be labeled as “organic” if it meets certain
criteria set by the National Organic Program. If an agricultural product
is completely organic, they are allowed to advertise themselves as 100%
organic. If a product contains at least 95% of organic materials, they
receive the “organic” label. When a product is made with at
least 70% organic ingredients, they are only allowed to advertise as “made
with organic ingredients.”
Yet there are times when agricultural companies and product corporations
purposefully use these labels, even when their product doesn’t live
up to the organic labeling standards. When this occurs, it is misleading
and deceptive and gives that company an unfair advantage in the market.
At Golomb & Honik, P.C., we have successfully brought deceptive food
labeling lawsuits against large corporations and agricultural companies.
We have protected consumer rights in a wide range of deceptive advertising
lawsuits and won.
To Contact Our Philadelphia Consumer Lawyers, Call (215) 278-4449
If you or someone you love has suffered because of a deceptive food label
or misleading advertising claim, you may be able to file a lawsuit. To
learn more about your consumer rights and legal options, call our Philadelphia
consumer lawyers. Our experienced litigation lawyers have represented
consumers and their families across the United States in their quest for
justice. We believe in holding product manufacturers responsible for their
unlawful actions and fight aggressively for all consumers. Fill out a
free case evaluation form to get started today.