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Whole Foods Sued For Straight Up Lying About The Sugar Content Of Their Yogurt

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Whole Foods is generally thought of as a place where you can get a lot of unique, really healthy food for a pretty hefty price.

Some customers are now really upset that they got waaaaay more than they paid for, though, when they found out their Whole Foods store brand yogurt had a lot more sugar in it than was advertised.

Over five times more sugar to be exact!

About 100 customers are suing Whole Foods after several Consumer Reports tests found that Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value Plain Greek Yogurt had 11.4 grams of sugar per 170 gram serving.

It's listed as having only 2 grams of sugar.

The suit states:

"Defendant's act in vastly understating the sugar content…is not harmless trivia. For many members of the class, sugar content is an important component of their diet. Defendant made it seem as if the higher price of this product was justified because it had only 2 grams of sugar per serving, which- if true- would have made it the Greek yogurt with lowest sugar content on the market."

Jeez! That sounds like straight up fraud to us! We're angry FOR those people who are suing!

They're suing for $5,000,000 in damges btw.

Whole Foods responded to the lawsuit, saying:

"We strive to only provide the highest quality products with accurate product labeling under our 365 Everyday Value line. This product was tested by a reputable third party lab using FDA-approved testing methodology to determine the labeling. While we continue to investigate Consumer Reports claims, we have removed our 365 Everyday Value Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt from store shelves."

Yeah, you better investigate those claims!

Seriously, how does something like that slip past people?

Next time, let's hope they're less sneaky and maybe people won't sue them.

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4 comments to “Whole Foods Sued For Straight Up Lying About The Sugar Content Of Their Yogurt”

  1. 1

    Whole foods is a rip off.

  2. Anita Street says – reply to this


    Don't you have any other skill that would be billable?Youre surely not the looker and the brains aren't there.So please go away.Out of your mouth spews stupidity!

  3. DM says – reply to this


    I am a type 1 diabetic - if companies lie about sugar content in products this could be extremely harmful to my health!!! Scary

  4. Sparkle says – reply to this


    Perez, you are such a bottom feeder perpetuating this kind of MADE UP allegation. REAL people work at Whole Foods who are the target of your negativity without justification. THINK of the poor REAL person buyer who allowed this error to happen. THINK about that person who you gleefully shame by repeating these allegations. Spreading hate much? Do you really expect a publically traded company that stakes its reputation on healthful, truthfully labeled products would purposefully allow a labeling error like this to occur and damage their reputation, possibly risking their stock price? No, it’s a very high risk for practically no return—no one even knows the sugar content is comparatively lower unless they are a diligent label reader, which 89% of the population is NOT. Most people look just at calories, not sugar. Very high risk for very low reward if it’s not even called out on the label. And very bad character on your part to perpetuate ignorant, small minded responses affecting real people with jobs who need to take care of their families.