The world-known company PepsiCo is being accused of misleading its costumers about the product Naked juice. The company said that the juice is made from kale, a very healthy ingredient but it was shown that it is not the case since the juices are made from apple juice. Not even the apple juice that is part of the Naked products is as good as advertised, it is just a cheaper version of it.
One of the litigators in charge of the case declared that the consumers prefer to pay higher prices than average in order to receive the ingredients that are listed on the labels, however, instead of mango, kale, cherries, and other berries, the customers only get apple juice.
PepsiCo wrote on the label of the product that it is natural and that it contains only vegetables and fruits without any sugar added. The reality is that the Naked juice contains almost as much sugar as a normal Pepsi can.
Of course, PepsiCo says that the label is not misleading to customers at all. They also mentioned that they find this lawsuit to be without any base.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest is the one that filed this lawsuit against PepsiCo in the name of 3 costumers that bought the product and were not pleased with it. They say that the price is too high for the quality of the product.
Despite the fact that the label says that there is no sugar on it, some of the Naked products contain up to 62 grams of it. This is even more than the Pepsi level of sugar which is 41 grams per 12-ounce.
People accuse PepsiCo of lying and making it seem like they aren’t. This lawsuit is on behalf of all costumers in California and New York but the required damages are unspecified.
PepsiCo says that the label contains all the ingredients and that the level of sugar is written there too. They believe there is nothing misleading about their products.
This is not the first time that PepsiCo had problems with this product. Three years ago, the company agreed to stop labeling the Naked juice as being all natural. The settlement was worth $9 million.
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