American woman demands 40 lakhs in compensation for her box of instant noodles, heres why
Instant food has made our lives so much easier. When hunger pangs strike, we quickly grab a packet of instant noodles or noodles, boil them, and dig into them within a few minutes. Maggi, for example, marketed itself and was popularly known as “2-minute noodles” in India. However, sometimes, these brands face their share of problems when they state that instant food will be ready in a certain amount of time. This is exactly what happened recently in the United States. A Florida, USA-based woman has filed a class action lawsuit against Kraft Heinz, claiming that their product is taking longer than stated.
And the woman, Amanda Ramirez, presented A.J lawsuit v. Kraft Heinz Foods in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division. The product in question was Velveeta Shells & Cheese, which is made with pasta shell Topped with creamy cheese sauce. According to the lawsuit, this packaged noodle is sold with microwaveable cups inside that are meant for individual servings. Furthermore, the “Ready in 3.5 Minutes” sticker is prominently displayed on the box packaging.
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According to Ramirez, the “statement ‘ready in 3 and 1/2 minutes’ is wrong and misleading because the product takes more than 3 1/2 minutes to prepare for consumption.” The 3 1/2 minutes mentioned here is just the microwave time while the actual preparation time takes longer than this. So, technically speaking macaroni Not ready for consumption in 3.5 minutes.
The American woman demands 5 million US dollars or Rs. 40 lakhs as compensation for damages for false and misleading claims. Ramirez also said that she was looking for “bold value statements” while selecting groceries and would not have bought the product if total time has been listed. Meanwhile, Kraft Heinz told Fox Business Network, “We are aware of this frivolous lawsuit and will vigorously defend against the allegations in the complaint.”
What do you think of the American woman’s lawsuit against the snack company? Do you feel it is misleading advertising? Tell us in the comments below.
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