Audet & Partners, LLP has filed a class action lawsuit related to the sale of “100% Grated Parmesan Cheese” products. Information has come to light suggesting that these products are not, in fact, 100% Parmesan, but rather are laced with significant amounts of non-cheese additives including an anti-clumping agent derived from wood pulp. While a lawsuit is currently pending against Kraft, it is also believed that adulterated grated cheese has been sold by retailers including WALMART and JEWEL-OSCO.
A recent article published in Bloomberg Business described a 2012 investigation undertaken by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA visited a cheese factory in Pennsylvania and first discovered that this manufacturer was doctoring its “100% real parmesan” with cut-rate substitutes and fillers including wood pulp. This finding led to analysis of various other products, including Kraft 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese which revealed a significant percentage of filler.
If you have purchased a “100% Grated Parmesan Cheese” product and are interested in becoming part of a grated cheese lawsuit, we encourage you to get in touch with us at your earliest convenience. You can request a free consultation either by completing and submitting the confidential inquiry form on the right side of this page, or by calling us at (800) 965-1461.