Prepared meal took too long
Woman is suing food giants for five million
A Florida woman is suing a food company because the directions for use of macaroni and cheese are incorrect. She’s asking for $5 million.
Amanda Ramirez is suing Kraft Heinz Foods Company for “misleading” instructions.
She was hungry and put a pack of magrons and cheese in the microwave. According to the instructions, the dish should be ready in just three and a half minutes. But it wasn’t. That’s why Amanda Ramirez from Hialeah, Florida, is now going to court. She is suing the manufacturer, the food giant Kraft Heinz Foods Company.
Ramirez feels the instructions for use are “wrong and misleading”. She had to wait much longer before she could eat the pasta. According to court documents, her attorneys claim that if she had known it would take longer than the three-and-a-half minutes, she would not have bought the microwave dish. After all, all work steps would have to be taken into account, not just the pure time in the microwave.
The food giant would thus benefit from false advertising, but abuse the trust of its customers. For this alleged deception, Ramirez is demanding damages – and not exactly little. Specifically: five million US dollars! To this end, she is demanding that the time stamp on the packaging of the microwave pasta be changed.
Companies should advertise honestly
The Kraft Heinz Foods Company described the lawsuit as “frivolous”. “We are aware of this frivolous lawsuit and will vigorously defend the allegations in the lawsuit,” a spokesman for the food giant told CNN.
Ramirez’s attorneys don’t see it that way at all. The case may sound strange, but it has a serious background. ‘There are a lot of people who think it’s just a little fib and not really a case, and I understand that. But we’re striving for something better,” said Will Wright, one of Ramirez’s attorneys. The lawsuit is about companies having to be honest in their advertising. (lrc)