Berger & Montague, P.C. is investigating potential class
action lawsuits on behalf of consumers who purchased Coffee-mate
Natural Bliss creamer. The product is falsely labeled as "No GMO."
We are especially interested in speaking to California or New York
residents who have bought this product.
Why are you investigating Coffee-mate?
Coffee-mate has labeled its Natural Bliss creamer as "No GMO"
when it does include GMOs. If you have purchased Coffee-mate
Natural Bliss creamer, contact Berger & Montague. You may be
able to file a class action lawsuit.
What is a
A GMO (genetically modified organism) is a plant, animal, or
other organism whose genetic makeup includes genes from the DNA of
an unrelated species. GMOs are the result of a laboratory
While many developed nations have significant restrictions or
bans on the production and sale of GMOs, the United States allows
GMOs to be produced and sold. In May 2016, the National Academy of
Sciences released a report stating that GMOs are safe to eat and
have allowed farmers of some crops to spray less insecticide on
their crops. However, there are still organizations such as Food
& Water Watch and The Non-GMO Project that believe GMOs can be
Sixty-four countries around the world require genetically
modified foods to be labeled, but the United States did not follow
suit until 2016. On July 29, 2016, President Obama signed a bill
amending the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946. The amendment
requires the Secretary of Agriculture to create a national
disclosure standard for genetically modified foods. While the new
law states that foods containing GMOs must be labeled, the
secretary has two years to develop specific rules about the
the difference between "non-GMO" labels and "all natural"
As stated above, a GMO is an organism such as a plant or animal
whose genes have been mixed with the DNA of another species. If a
food product has a "non-GMO" label on it, this should mean it
doesn't contain any genetically modified ingredients. However,
since specific rules about GMO labeling are still being developed,
this might not always be the case.
"All natural" labels are not regulated in the United States
outside of the meat and poultry industries. In order to be labeled
"all natural," meat and poultry must be minimally processed and
free of any artificial ingredients. While these are the only
industries with formal guidelines for the term "all natural," the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does have informal
guidelines for other industries. According to the FDA, products
labeled as "all natural" should not contain anything artificial or
synthetic. But, since these are informal guidelines, they are not
Several GMO-related class action lawsuits have been settled over
the past few years, some of which include:
- Barbara's Bakery: In June 2013,
cereal and snack maker Barbara's Bakery Inc. paid $4 million to a
nationwide class of consumers who claimed the company's "all
natural" labels were misleading because its cereals contain
- Naked Juice: In July 2013, Naked
Juice Co. paid $9 million to settle a consolidated putative class
action alleging that it falsely advertised some of its products as
"all natural" and non-genetically modified.
- Kashi: In June 2015, Kashi Co. paid
$4 million to resolve a proposed class action accusing the company
of falsely labeling products containing GMOs as "all natural."
Do I have
to pay to consult with an attorney?
We are happy to talk with you about your potential claims free
of charge. If we decide to represent you in a lawsuit, we will
enter into a written contingent fee agreement with you. A
contingent fee agreement means we only get paid if we win, and that
we will receive our fees from the amount paid by the Defendant in
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