Nelson & Nelson is proud to have been part of an $11.2 million settlement against Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc., the makers of Canada Dry Ginger Ale, for making false claims in labeling and misleading consumers. We believe this is a big win for hard-working people, and a strong message to manufacturers that they cannot get away with putting profits before people.
The settlement, approved by the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis in the State of Missouri, resolved claims that the manufacturer misled consumers when they labeled their products with the phrase, “Made from Real Ginger.”
The Plaintiffs claimed that Canada Dry Ginger Ale contained only two parts per million of a ginger-flavored extract. Plaintiffs further alleged consumers purchased the product at a premium price thinking that it would provide the health benefits associated with ginger, including calming the stomach. However, there was not enough ginger in the drink to provide any health benefit. Instead, they were consuming a beverage made from carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, preservatives, citric acid, and flavoring chemicals.
Sending a Message
The settlement was distributed to people who filed claims prior to April 2019.
At Nelson & Nelson, we hold big businesses accountable. Those involved, including the consumers and the judge in the case, sent a strong message to Canada Dry’s parent corporation, Keurig Dr. Pepper, Inc.
If you have a consumer claim, contact Nelson & Nelson today. We provide free case evaluations, and we work hard for hard-working people. We will fight for you.