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New Lawsuit Takes Aim At Fake “Blueberries” In Cereal, Baked Goods

New Lawsuit Takes Aim At Fake “Blueberries” In Cereal, Baked Goods

A few months ago, Care2 reported on an investigation that exposed the deceptive chemical ingredients and dishonest marketing of “blueberry” products from big-name food and cereal companies.

Read More: Blueberries Faked In Common Processed Foods (Video)

Now it seems that this independent investigation has sparked a legitimate lawsuit.

National law firm Finkelstein Thompson recently announced that it is seeking public input from those that may have been mislead by these products.

The firm will conduct an investigation into cereals, bagels, muffins and other common food products that depict blueberries and/or represent that the product contains blueberries on the packaging when in reality, the products do not contain real blueberries, or contain only small traces or derivatives of real blueberries.

Products of particular interest to the investigation include:

Target/Market Pantry Blueberry Bagels

Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats, and Blueberry Muffins

General Mills “Total Blueberry Pomegranate” Cereal

If you purchased any of the above products or other food products which you believed contained real blueberries, but did not, or only included small traces or derivatives of real blueberries, and are interested in discussing your rights, or have information relating to this investigation, you’re invited to contact Finkelstein Thompson’s San Francisco office at (877) 800-1450 or by email at contact@finkelsteinthompson.com.

Because of the broken, deceptive, low-quality nature of our food system, the number of possible plaintiffs is likely to number in the millions.

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Image: Bowl of Special K "Blueberry" Cereal
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4:52PM PDT on Oct 27, 2013

Disgusting and despicable

12:10AM PDT on Oct 28, 2012

The wild blueberries that are hand picked are tasty and marvellous and certainly not in cereal boxes!

5:40AM PDT on Jul 19, 2012

need better oversight

8:57AM PDT on Jul 17, 2012

Again, stay away from processed foods. If it is processed, how can it possible be "real". The blueberry one was pretty simple - how do you put real blueberries in a box and then have them sit on the shelves in grocery stores for weeks without having them rot?

9:20AM PDT on Mar 31, 2012

fake

9:14AM PDT on Mar 31, 2012

When you can smell "blueberries" from across the room, they are probably not blueberries.

1:58PM PST on Nov 28, 2011

thanks

3:02AM PDT on Oct 1, 2011

we shouldn't have to assume that everything is a lie.

6:40AM PDT on Jun 6, 2011

Who would ever believe that a cereal contains real blueberries? Maybe a small child! Obviously, all those 'blueberries' are chemical flavours!

5:06AM PDT on Jun 2, 2011

Fake blueberries. Very sad. I hope they learn their lesson through this. If we don't have honesty, we have nothing.

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