In re Quaker Oats Labeling Litigation
United States District Court for the Northern District of California
In re Quaker Oats Labeling Litigation, Case No. 5:10-cv-00502
On February 3rd, 2010, two California consumers filed a class action lawsuit against Quaker Foods, Inc. Plaintiffs argue that various health claims on the packaging of three Quaker products are false and misleading because the products contain dangerous amounts of unhealthy trans fat.
Specifically, Plaintiffs challenge packaging claims such as "wholesome," "heart healthy," and "smart choices made easy" on Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, Quaker Instant Oatmeal, and Quaker Oatmeal to Go Bars.
Quaker denies it has done anything wrong, and the case is still in litigation in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
Plaintiffs are seeking to recover money for themselves and others who purchased the contested Quaker products after reading the health claims, and they seek an order compelling Quaker to stop their allegedly deceptive practices.
The case is titled In re Quaker Oats Labeling Litigation, Case No. 5:10-cv-00502, and several key documents are provided in the table below. Click on the title of each document to open it as a pdf file.