A Florida woman is suing a ready-made noodle producer because she says it takes too long to prepare the meal. It demands compensation of $5 million (approximately 4.8 million euros).
Amanda Ramirez is suing Kraft Heinz for “misleading advertising” over its macaroni and cheese. The packaging says it takes 3.5 minutes to prepare a meal, but according to Ramirez, the product doesn’t live up to that promise.
The company would not have considered that the consumer must first open the package and then add cheese sauce and water to the meal. Only then can food be cooked in the microwave. According to Ramirez, these extra steps make it impossible to make pasta in 3.5 minutes.
Had Ramirez known the pasta would take longer to prepare, I wouldn’t have bought the product. She says that because of the claim on preparation time, consumers are also paying a lot more for pasta. She says Kraft Heinz benefits from misleading advertising because customers trust the well-known brand to be honest with them.
“We are aware of this frivolous lawsuit and will vigorously defend these allegations,” said a spokesperson for Kraft Heinz Foods. CNN.
In addition to the $5 million in damages, Ramirez wants the producer to stop advertising and adjust the preparation time on the packaging.
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