February 17th, 2016

Consumers Sue Gerber Over Good Start Claims

By Heidi Turner
Lawyers and Settlements

Consumers who filed a lawsuit against Gerber over claims it made in marketing its Good Start baby formula were handed a small victory when the judge in the suit tentatively certified the lawsuit as a class action. The Gerber Good Start lawsuit alleges consumers were misled into buying the baby formula by false claims made in the company’s marketing of the product. Gerber also faces a different lawsuit alleging the company violated the Unlawful Trade Practices Act in its marketing of Gerber Graduate Puffs.

Gerber has faced regulatory action for how it has marketed its products. In 2014, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent Gerber a warning letter concerning its marketing of Gerber Good Start Gentle Infant Formula. That letter stated Gerber was in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act by misbranding its baby formula. In its letter, the FDA noted that it had previously considered and denied Gerber’s petition requesting authorization to make a qualified health claim that 100 percent partially hydrolyzed whey protein in infant formula reduced allergy risk in infants.

Read more: https://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/gerber-good-start-consumer-fraud-lawsuit-baby/gerber-good-start-consumer-fraud-lawsuit-baby-6-21239.html


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