Florida Woman Sues Heinz Velveeta For Misleading Cooking Time Of Its Mac & Cheese
Florida woman sues Heinz Velveeta for misleading cooking time of its mac & cheese. Velveeta microwaveable macaroni and cheese would be ready in three and a half minutes as mentioned in the lawsuit filed by that Florida woman.
Florida woman sues Heinz Velveeta for misleading cooking time of its mac & cheese. The claim of its cooking time, according to Amanda Ramirez, is "wrong and deceptive," and the overall prep time is greater.
According to the package directions, there are four steps to preparing the product. The cup's lid must be taken off, the cheese sauce pouch must be opened, water must be added, the cup must be microwaved, and then the cheese pouch's contents must be stirred in.
Ramirez draws attention to the fact that the 312 minutes listed on the product's packaging only cover one of several procedures. In his lawsuit, Ramirez stated:
In court documents, lawyers for Amanda Ramirez of Hialeah, Florida, say that the food takes longer to make than it says it does, so the woman has to pay more for a quick meal that isn't really quick.
She "looks to big assertions of value while hastily purchasing groceries," according to Mr. Ramirez's attorneys, and "paid more for the Product than she would have paid and would not have purchased it or paid less had she known the truth," they write in court documents.
The lawsuit is being filed on behalf of clients in Florida, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Utah, New Mexico, Alaska, Iowa, Tennessee, and Virginia. It is asking for $5 million in damages, including damages for pain and suffering and damages as punishment.
Kraft has also been accused of breaking the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Tactics Act, state consumer fraud laws, and a number of federal laws against misleading practices.
The business said, "We are aware of this frivolous lawsuit and will strongly defend against the allegations in the complaint,"
Will Wright, one of Ms. Ramirez's lawyers, said that some people might not think the lawsuit is important, but that it has a key point.
There are a lot of people that may feel this is just a little fibbing and not really a case and I get that. But we are striving for something better. We want corporate America to be straightforward and truthful in advertising their products.- Will Wright
Spencer Sheehan, one of the lawyers involved in the case, is based in New York and is known for filing up to three similar lawsuits at the same time over things like whether Tostitos "hint of lime" chips have enough citrus juice to deserve the label and whether Kellogg's strawberry poptarts accurately show how much fruit is in them.
Florida woman sues Heinz Velveeta for misleading cooking time of its mac & cheese. The $5 million class-action lawsuit against Kraft Heinz Foods Company was filed on November 18 in the Miami Division of the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida, with Amanda Ramirez of Hialeah listed as the plaintiff.