New York, NY:Two manufacturers of almond milk are facing a consumer fraud class action lawsuit over the percentage of almond contained in its milk. Filed by Tracy Albert and Dimitrios Malaxianis in US District Court in New York, the lawsuit names Blue Diamond Growers and WhiteWave Operating Co. as defendants, alleging that contrary to the companies' advertising, which states that the milk is made mostly from almonds, in fact they only contains about two percent almond milk.
Blue Diamond' brand is Almond Breeze brand and WhiteWave sells its organic milk under the Silk brand name. The two companies combined are the largest producers of almond milk in the United States, the lawsuit states.
In addition to seeking class action status to represent people who purchased Blue Diamond and WhiteWave products from May 27, 2009, up until the present, the plaintiffs are asking for over $5 million in damages plus court costs.
The lawsuit is seeking class status for those that purchased Blue Diamond and WhiteWave products from May 27, 2009, up until the present. The plaintiffs are also seeking more than $5 million in damages plus court costs.
Albert and Malaxianis are represented by James C. Kelly of the Law Office of James C. Kelly in New York City . The lawsuit is United States District Court for the Southern District New York case number 1:15-cv-04087
I have been using Almond Milk for a lot more years than I can remember. More than 10 years for sure. I switched from skim milk to lower my cholesterol. I thought the benefit was good. So, if this is only 2% almond, what is it made of? Kind of scary, isn't it? I never got a class action suit notice.
Posted by Samantha
How disappointing. We put our trust in companies only to realize we have been deceived. I have used this almond milk product exclusively for years. Add me to the lawsuit.
Posted by Tracenia Alexander
I've been purchasing almond milk for oven 7 years because my child and my self were having a lot of stomach pains from regular cow milk and it wasn't sitting well, a doctor recommended that we should drink almond milk, that it was healthier than regular milk and we wouldn't have so many discomforts. I'am very disappointed to know that I've waisted so much money on a beverage that was not beneficial to my and Childs life.
Posted by Chris Hamel
After my son turned 1 my wife's vegan friend told her how amazing this product was, so with doctor approval we took him off cow's milk and started going with this product only. Its sad to see Ive basically been wasting $20 a week for almost a year now.
Posted by Christine Massey
I have been buying this and a few other Almond milks for years for my 87 year old Fathers high protein diet. I thought it was full of heathy almonds and better for you to drink.
Posted by Christina quiros
I have been giving my baby this milk since he was 10 months old. He has not gained any weight and I have to give him vitamins for nutrients. Now I know why. Fake milk
Posted by Cynthia Papallo
I switched to Almond Breeze approximately 2 years ago, thinking that I was getting much more nutrition and because I was lactose intolerant. I am horrified that this product is not what I thought. And the worst part is I have told many family members about this product and they also have been buying it.
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