Naked Juice Consumers could be entitled to as much as 75 dollars if they purchased the product between September 27, 2007 and August 19, 2013. A recent class action lawsuit against the brand stated “alleged misuse of health phrases”. Phrases such as 100% Juice, 100% Fruit, All Natural Fruit, Non-GMO, etc. have caught the brand in the middle of this large lawsuit. While such phrases are printed on their easily recognizable bottles, the lawsuit claims that many of these products do in fact contain ingredients that are not “All Natural”, and some of the products are also made with genetically altered soy. This alleged false advertising has led parent company PepsiCo to settle for $9 million dollars, spread out across their many consumers. Read More
Energy drinks are experiencing a lot of backlash for the negative side effects consumers are falling subject to. The biggest crusade lawmakers are embarking on, is reducing the amount of caffeine these drinks have in them. Some reports claim that energy drinks related emergency room visits have doubled from 10,068 in 2007 to 20,783 in 2011. The biggest cause being caffeine overload. Many of these energy drinks can contain up to 3X as much caffeine as a regular cup of coffee. According to K. Stephen Whiting Ph.D. of Phoenix Nutritionals, “high levels of caffeine targets the central nervous system and can lead to dehydration and loss of water-soluble nutrients. These effects cause agitation, sleep disturbance, and possibly long-term anxiety issues”. The main energy drink companies being targeted for more information about their ingredients are Monster, Red Bull and PepsiCo.