CSPI’s litigators file cases and negotiate with companies to seek better food labeling, more honest marketing, and reforms that benefit consumers.
In March 2021, CSPI and a coalition of food safety, healthcare, public health advocacy organizations, and government and Indian tribe entities filed a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) over the Trump-era Sunset Rule.
In May 2016, CSPI’s Litigation Department and its co-counsel sued Kellogg Company on behalf of several classes of consumers, claiming that Kellogg misleadingly labeled its Cheez-It Whole Grain crackers.
CSPI's lawyers and co-counsel sued the TTB and Treasury Department to compel a decision on mandatory alcohol content, calorie, ingredient, and allergen labeling on alcoholic beverages.Read more
In December 2021, CSPI along with a coalition of health advocacy groups filed two related lawsuits seeking to force FDA to decide whether to ban twenty-eight phthalates in food packaging and processing materials.Read more
CSPI's lawyers and co-counsel filed a lawsuit that seeks to reverse the Trump-era Sunset Rule and prevent the substantial harm it would cause to public health.Read more
CSPI and other public health groups submitted an amicus brief in support of San Francisco in litigation brought against its proposed sugary drink warning.Read more
CSPI and other public interest groups submitted an amicus brief arguing that states may adopt stricter food safety laws than the federal government.Read more
CSPI is co-counsel in a class action lawsuit against Costco and NBTY, Inc. for misleading brain health claims on their ginkgo biloba dietary supplement.Read more
CSPI and another non-profit organization brought suit to stop the weakening of nutrition standards for school meals by USDA.Read more
CSPI and other groups filed a lawsuit seeking to force FDA to decide whether to prohibit seven cancer-causing chemicals.Read more
CSPI filed an amicus brief supporting the FTC and New York in their enforcement action against Prevagen for making misleading memory enhancement claims.Read more
CSPI was co-counsel in a lawsuit against the Coca-Cola Company and the American Beverage Association contending that they misled the public about the health harms related to sugary drinks.Read more
CSPI and another organization filed a lawsuit challenging the FDA’s delay in implementing the menu labeling requirements.Read more
CSPI and other groups filed a lawsuit challenging a FDA rule that permits companies to self-certify chemical additives used in food as safe without any notice to the agency or the public.Read more
CSPI filed an amicus objection to the proposed settlement of a class action accusing Quorn of deceptive marketing.Read more
CSPI's lawyers and co-counsel filed a lawsuit against PepsiCo claiming that its Naked Juice line of beverages is marketed and labeled in a false and misleading manner.Read more
CSPI joined in an amicus brief in support of NYC in litigation brought against its proposal to require sodium warning icons on chain restaurant menus.Read more
CSPI's lawyers and co-counsel filed a class-action lawsuit against Kellogg claiming that it misleadingly labeled its Cheez-It Whole Grain crackers.Read more
CSPI's lawyers and co-counsel filed a class-action lawsuit against CVS for false and misleading advertising of its Algal-900 DHA supplement.Read more
CSPI's lawyers and co-counsel filed a lawsuit alleging that General Mills falsely and misleadingly marketed Cheerios Protein as a high-protein and healthful alternative to original Cheerios.Read more
CSPI's lawyers and co-counsel sent a demand letter to Plum Organics concerning misleading labeling of infant food products.Read more