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False Advertising & Deceptive Food Labeling

Accurate food and product labels are essential to consumer safety and well-being. Consumers rely on that information when deciding whether to buy a product, and they must be able to trust that the information is correct. State and federal laws prohibit companies from using false or misleading statements on their labels.

If you bought a product with a misleading label, you may be able to recover money through a class action lawsuit. Contact our consumer attorneys to assess your potential claim.

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False Advertising and Deceptive Food Labeling Details

There are several laws that forbid the use of misleading labels, such as the Federal Trade Commission Act, the Fair Packaging and Label Act, and state unfair competition laws. Contact our lawyers to determine what laws may apply to your situation, and whether you may be eligible for damages. If you purchased a product that was deceptively labeled, you may be eligible to participate in a class action lawsuit.s

Examples of False Advertising and Deceptive Food Labelings

One common form of deceptive food labeling is making a product look healthier than it is. Deceptive food labels sometimes include one of these phrases:

  • "All natural".
  • "Made with organic ingredients".
  • "Preservative-free".

False advertising is not limited to labels, though. Other common forms of false advertising include:

  • Hidden fees.
  • Failure to disclose a defect in the product.
  • Advertising a product that the company does not actually sell.

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