Naked Juice class action settlementA federal class action lawsuit claims Naked Juice isn’t so naked, saying the popular fruit juice drink isn’t “100% juice,”  “all natural” or “non-GMO” as advertised, and actually contains “substantial” amounts of synthetic substances.

The Naked Juice class action lawsuit claims Naked Juice and PepsiCo enticed consumers to pay a premium price for Naked Juice beverages by promising they contain “only the freshest, pureststuff in the world and leave out everything else.”

According to the Naked Juice class action lawsuit, however, “Defendants knew their representations are false and deceptive. More than that, Defendants intended to deceive consumers. Defendants knew that their protein beverages contained GMOs [genetically modified organisms], but intentionally duped consumers into believing the drinks were GMO-free.”

The Naked Juice class action lawsuit also claims the companies gave consumers the false impression that the beverages’ vitamin content is from its nutritious fruits and juices, when its actually from added synthetic compounds such as calcium pantothenate (synthetically produced from formaldehyde). The fiber content in Naked Juice is also from synthetic fiber developed by a Japanese chemical company.

“Defendants inserted substantial amounts of these synthetic substances in its juices, not just trace amounts,” the class action lawsuit states. For example, Blue Machine Naked Juice claims to contain three blackberries in every serving, yet there is more synthetic fiber in the beverage than any ingredient even derived from blackberries.

Many of these synthetic ingredients are safe to consume, but Naked Juice and PepsiCo “did not simply claim that its beverage products are ‘all safe,’” the class action lawsuit says.

“Given Defendants’ front-of-package promise that the product is ‘ALL NATURAL’ and ‘100% JUICE,’ a reasonable consumer would not assume that Defendants were being deceptive and would not know to read the very-fine-print ingredient label.”

The Naked Juice class action lawsuit claims these false and misleading representations and omissions violate state and federal civil and criminal law, including California’s Unfair Competition Law, California’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act, common law and federal statutes.

The Naked Juice class action lawsuit is brought on behalf of all U.S. consumers who purchased Naked Juice and is seeking restitution and refunds of the money they paid.

A copy of the Naked Juice Deceptive Advertising Class Action Lawsuit can be read here.

The case is Sara Sandys v. Naked Juice Company and PepsiCo, Inc., Case No. 11-cv-08007, U.S. District Court, Central District of California.

UPDATE: Money from the $9 million Naked Juice class action lawsuit settlement was mailed to eligible Class Members on June 23, 2014. If you receive a payment, let us know!

14 Comments

  • Anonymous February 23, 2012

    I have purchased these drinks from I believe two different grocery stores, one by the name of “Top Bannanas” and the other one “Stator Brothers”.

  • brian March 25, 2013

    this is disappointing its all i drink other then water. go figure that it was just garbage in a bottle… good ole usa cant do shit right and doesnt give two shits about the health concerns of GMO’s. Get Fucked scum bags

  • janet roberson July 21, 2013

    I want to know how I get some money back on their so-called healthy **** that I have been drinking for years. I am super ******!

  • Mike July 31, 2013

    I spent lots of cash on this product over the years thinking that is was good for me, I been poisoning myself. I think Pepsi owes everyone who purchased this product, this is bull!!!! I have a few in the fridge right now I will see if I can get my money back for those!!

  • Jackie August 1, 2013

    I’m thinking I’m drinking a healthy drink everyday & I wasn’t… I’m so disgusted misleading us with ur bs ingredient shame on u & I hope u get more lawsuits every supermarket needs to remove NAKED garbage of their store

  • FFS August 2, 2013

    seriously people, in the article it tells you that they didn’t put poisonous things in the drinks. The ‘chemical’ additives are freakin vitamins. Calcium pantothenate = VITAMIN B5. Research your sh*t.

  • Klondike August 20, 2013

    Has everyone filed claims yet? The website went up yesterday… NakedJuiceClaims

  • crystal August 27, 2013

    I spent lots of cash on this product over the years thinking that is was good for me. Very up set i buy one every single day after my work out just to save time from making my own. I’m so disgusted. i want my money back

  • April August 28, 2013

    Regarding the posting of FFS (#6), who should also, as he or she put it, research their “sh*t” before making a comment. Pantothenic acid is a vitamin, also known as vitamin B5. Vitamin B5 is commercially available as D-pantothenic acid, as well as dexpanthenol and CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE, which ARE chemicals made in the lab from D-pantothenic acid. So yes, FFS, the article was correct. Nice try, though.

  • April August 28, 2013

    Regarding the posting of FFS (#6), who should also, as he or she put it, research their “sh*t” before making a comment. Pantothenic acid is a vitamin, also known as vitamin B5. Vitamin B5 is commercially available as D-pantothenic acid, as well as dexpanthenol and CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE, which ARE chemicals made in the lab from D-pantothenic acid. So yes, FFS, the article was correct. Nice try, though.

  • Diane McLeggan August 28, 2013

    I can’t believe FDA didn’t know these creeps were giving us trash poisoning our body I want some type of
    compensation. what do I have to do?……. and what are the effects of GMO (genetically modified organisms)

  • Denise Rigg September 1, 2013

    I have been drinking one at least 3 to 5 times a week for a very long time I don’t have my receipts.

  • Denise Rigg September 1, 2013

    I have been drinking one at least 3 to 5 times a week for a very long time I don’t have my receipts.

  • Top Class Actions June 24, 2014

    UPDATE: Money from the $9 million Naked Juice class action lawsuit settlement was mailed to eligible Class Members on June 23, 2014. If you receive a payment, let us know!

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