Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Conagra Brands for False and Misleading Advertising


by Wilson Fay, Law|Street

May 9, 2022


On Friday, Julie Ruiz filed a class action lawsuit in the Northern District of Illinois against Conagra Brands, Inc. alleging false and misleading advertising.


According to the complaint, Conagra Brands is a Delaware corporation that manufactures, markets and sells various lines of food products including Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP microwave popcorn (the Product). The complaint states that the Product is marketed and labeled as containing “only real ingredients,” “ingredients sourced from nature” and “Real, Simple Ingredients. Nothing Fake.”


However, the plaintiffs argue that Conagra’s labeling and advertising of the Product is false and misleading. The complaint alleges that despite the defendant’s representations the Product contains significant levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).


The complaint purports that PFAS are a group of synthetic, human-made chemicals known to be harmful to both the environment and humans. The plaintiffs argue that the presence of PFAS in the Product is directly contradictory to the labeling on the Product and the representations in its marketing as being “real,” “sourced from nature” and “Nothing Fake.”


The plaintiffs further argue that the labeling and marketing was intentionally false and misleading. The complaint alleges that Conagra intentionally marketed the Product as real and naturally sourced to drive sales and increase profits at the expense of its consumers.


The plaintiffs argue that they purchased the Product with the belief that the Product was real and natural due to the false representations...


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