The legal claim asserts that Kraft Heinz prominently states on its packaging that the Velveeta mac and cheese can be cooked in “JUST 3½ MINUTES.”
According to the court documents, it is mentioned that “as per the instructions provided on the rear side of the packaging, there are four stages involved in the preparation of the Product.” However, upon preparing the dish, Ramirez discovered that only one of the stages needed for preparing the mac and cheese took three and a half minutes, and instead, it took significantly more time than the stated duration to cook the meal.
Of one. However, the outlined directions above show that it takes just three and a half minutes to complete several steps. Consumers may believe that it will be ready in “minutes 3½” seeing the total amount of time it takes to prepare the product. But in reality, there is only one step out of the several steps outlined that takes three and a half minutes. There are actually five separate steps to make the meal, as shown in the packaging content. So, the promised “minutes-and-a-half three” is just the time it takes for one out of the five steps in the preparation process.
Consumers in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Utah, New Mexico, Alaska, Iowa, Tennessee, and Virginia who bought the mac and cheese cups are encompassed within the class action lawsuit throughout the relevant period of legal limitations.
The plaintiff alleges that the Velveeta microwavable meal is more expensive than the company’s other microwavable mac and cheese.
Without the deceptive portrayals and exclusions, the Product would be available for a higher price than it would be without the deceptive portrayals and exclusions and higher than comparable products, presented in a truthful manner, at a premium cost, approximately no less than $10.99 for eight 2.39 oz cups, excluding tax and sales. The Product is marketed at a premium price, roughly no less than $10.99 for eight 2.39 oz cups, excluding tax and sales, exceeding the prices of similar products, presented in an honest manner, due to the false and deceptive portrayals. The Defendant sold a greater quantity of the Product and at higher prices than it would have if this misconduct had not occurred, resulting in additional profits at the expense of consumers. The legal documents claim.
Don’t think of this lawsuit as frivolous, lest you be fooled by the lighthearted, cheesy meal at hand. The number of lawsuits related to food issues, such as salmonella and E. Coli, is increasing yearly, and they are becoming prominent news, resembling the classic “David and Goliath” battles.
One of the legal responsibilities of corporations is to tell the truth about their products to the public. The lawsuit at the heart of the 15-page Velveeta case is nicknamed “Mr. Vanilla” because he has filed more than four hundred class action lawsuits just regarding vanilla-flavored baked goods. Numerous attorneys working with the plaintiffs are involved in the Velveeta case.
The Defendant “alleges suit action class The” made material misrepresentations regarding the total length of time it would take to prepare the Product for consumption through its targeted digital advertising, direct mail product descriptions, print circulars, packaging, and various forms of media marketing and advertisements, which likely influence consumer purchasing decisions. These deceptive and false representations and omissions are in violation.
The lawsuit, Kraft Heinz disagrees with the allegations. Its product, the company will fight the lawsuit to defend, the statement released saying.
“We acknowledge this baseless legal action and will vigorously defend ourselves against the claims made in the lawsuit,” the company declared.
The plaintiff stated in her court documents that she is still a fan of Velveeta mac and cheese and would love to go back to enjoying the product, despite the lawsuit taking some time, as she can be assured of its consistent attributes and abilities when buying the meal, said Ramirez.
Kraft Heinz is anticipated to submit a request for the dismissal of the lawsuit.
Regarding the result of this case, similar to all legal disputes, only time will reveal.