Lean Cuisine Mislabeling/Misrepresentation Lawsuit

samantha severyn

A complaint was filed early December of 2016 on behalf of a proposed class of New York Shoppers against Nestle USA Inc. for misleading its consumers into buying some of their Lean Cuisine frozen meals with the deceptive mislabeling of “no preservative” even though a well-known preservative, citric acid, is present.

The complaint alleges Courtney Ross, a New York Resident, misleadingly bought Lean Cuisine Four Cheese Pizza in September of 2016 at premium price thinking it was free of preservatives. According to the lawsuit, “By deceptively marketing the products as having ‘No Preservatives,’ [Nestlé] wrongfully capitalized on and reaped enormous profits from, consumers’ strong preference for food products made free of preservatives,”


The following Lean Cuisine Meal products may be deceptively labeled and marketed as free of preservatives:

  • Lean Cuisine Favorites Alfredo Pasta with Chicken & Broccoli
  • Lean Cuisine Favorites Four Cheese Cannelloni
  • Lean Cuisine Favorites Cheese Ravioli
  • Lean Cuisine Favorites Chicken Enchilada Suiza
  • Lean Cuisine Favorites Fettuccini Alfred
  • Lean Cuisine Favorites Classic Five Cheese Lasagna
  • Lean Cuisine Favorites Asian-Style Pot Stickers
  • Lean Cuisine Favorites Spaghetti with Meatballs
  • Lean Cuisine Favorites Macaroni & Cheese
  • Lean Cuisine Favorites Chicken Fettuccini
  • Lean Cuisine Favorites Five Cheese Rigatoni
  • Lean Cuisine Favorites Cheddar Potatoes with Broccoli
  • Lean Cuisine Favorites Lasagna with Meat Sauce
  • Lean Cuisine MARKETPLACE Roasted Chicken & Garden Vegetables
  • Lean Cuisine MARKETPLACE Creamy Basil Chicken with Tortellini
  • Lean Cuisine MARKETPLACE Chicken with Almonds
  • Lean Cuisine MARKETPLACE Sesame Chicken
  • Lean Cuisine MARKETPLACE Chicken Pecan
  • Lean Cuisine MARKETPLACE Ginger Garlic Stir Fry with Chicken
  • Lean Cuisine MARKETPLACE Tortilla Crusted Fish
  • Lean Cuisine MARKETPLACE Orange Chicken
  • Lean Cuisine MARKETPLACE Apple Cranberry Chicken
  • Lean Cuisine MARKETPLACE Chile Lime Chicken
  • Lean Cuisine MARKETPLACE Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli
  • Lean Cuisine MARKETPLACE Ranchero Braised Beef
  • Lean Cuisine MARKETPLACE Cheese and Bean Enchilada Verde
  • Lean Cuisine MARKETPLACE Cheese Tortellini
  • Lean Cuisine MARKETPLACE Ricotta Cheese & Spinach Ravioli
  • Lean Cuisine MARKETPLACE Spicy Beef & Bean Enchilada
  • Lean Cuisine MARKETPLACE Spicy Mexican Black Beans & Rice
  • Lean Cuisine Comfort Chicken Parmesan
  • Lean Cuisine Comfort Herb Roasted Chicken
  • Lean Cuisine Comfort Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes
  • Lean Cuisine Comfort Salisbury Steak with Macaroni & Cheese
  • Lean Cuisine Comfort Shrimp Alfredo
  • Lean Cuisine Comfort Grilled Chicken Caesar
  • Lean Cuisine Craveables Four Cheese Pizza


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