CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - A Cook County woman is suing Kraft Heinz, Target, and SuperValu, alleging they misleadingly advertise their grated Parmesan and Romano cheese products.
Ann Yankee of Cook County, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit March 4 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Kraft Heinz Foods Company, Target Corporation and SuperValu, alleging violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act, breach of express and implied warranties, negligent misrepresentation, fraud and unjust enrichment.
The suit alleges the defendants advertise their respective grated Parmesan and Romano cheese products are 100 percent cheese. However, the lawsuit states, these cheese products contain cellulose, an ingredient derived from wood fiber and the Target product also contains corn starch.
Yankee and others in the class seek compensatory and punitive damages, injunctive relief, restitution and disgorgement, attorney fees and other costs of the suit, plus a jury trial. They are represented by attorneys Carol V. Gilden and Andrew N. Friedman of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll in Chicago and Washington, D.C., Lori G. Feldman, Courtney E. Maccarone, and Andrea Clisura of Levi & Korsinsky in New York, and Janine L. Pollack of Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz in New York.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Case number 1:16-CV-02873