Tradewinds Iced Tea Mislabeled “100% Natural,” Putative Class Action Alleges
A consumer has filed a projected class action against Tradewinds Beverage Co. alleging the company’s iced tea products are misleadingly labeled as natural despite containing caramel color. Martin v. Tradewinds Beverage Co., No. 16-9249 (C.D. Cal., filed December 14, 2016). The plaintiff argues that she regularly paid a premium for Tradewinds Iced Tea products believing them to be made of all-natural ingredients. For alleged violations of California’s consumer-protection statutes, she seeks a corrective advertising campaign, destruction of all misleading advertising materials, restitution, damages and attorney’s fees.