Anyone who purchased certain Dave’s Killer Bread products in Illinois since June 2021
What’s Going On?
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have reason to believe that some varieties of Dave’s Killer Bread may not contain as much digestible protein as indicated on product labels. They’re now looking into whether a class action lawsuit can be filed on behalf of customers over the company’s potential mislabeling of its products’ protein content.
Which Products Are Under Investigation?
Dave’s Killer Bread Sprouted Whole Grain 21 oz; Dave’s Killer Bread Powerseed 25.5 oz; Dave’s Killer Bread 21 Whole Grains 27.2 oz; and Dave’s Killer Bread Good Seed 27.2 oz
How Could a Lawsuit Help?
A lawsuit could help customers get back some of the money they spent on the bread and potentially force the manufacturer to change how it makes or labels its products.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to hear from people who purchased any of the following Dave’s Killer Bread products in Illinois within the past several years:
Dave’s Killer Bread Sprouted Whole Grain 21 oz
Dave’s Killer Bread Powerseed 25.5 oz
Dave’s Killer Bread 21 Whole Grains 27.2 oz
Dave’s Killer Bread Good Seed 27.2 oz
They have reason to believe that consumers may have been misled about the amount of digestible protein the bread provides. Although the products’ front labels state that each serving provides either 3 or 5 grams of protein, it’s believed that when proper testing methods are used to calculate how much of the protein in the bread is digestible and able to be used by the human body, the products provide far less usable protein than consumers are led to expect.
A class action is now being considered to help customers get back some of the money they spent on the Dave’s Killer Bread products.
How Could Dave’s Killer Bread Be Mislabeling Its Products?
Protein is an essential part of the human diet and can be obtained from both animal- and plant-based sources. However, not all proteins are nutritionally equal. Plant-based proteins are generally less digestible than animal proteins and contain fewer essential amino acids. While most animal proteins are “complete,” meaning they provide all nine essential amino acids, most proteins from plant sources are “incomplete” and must be combined with other protein types in order to meet the human body’s amino acid requirements.
Federal food labeling rules require that when a food’s front label contains a claim about its protein content, the food’s nutrition facts panel must list a “corrected amount of protein per serving” in the form of a percent of daily value. This percentage takes into account the protein’s digestibility and makes it easier for consumers to determine how much usable protein they’re getting per serving. For instance, although 6 grams of casein, a protein found in milk and dairy products, provides 13% of the recommended daily value of protein, 6 grams of wheat gluten provides only 3%. For reference, the recommended daily value of protein for adults is 50 grams (based on a 2,000 calorie diet), and a food that contains 5% of the daily value of protein per serving is considered low in protein.
Although the Dave’s Killer Bread products state a protein amount on their front label – such as “5g protein” – there is no corresponding percent of daily value for protein on the breads’ nutrition facts panel, which could be a potential violation of food labeling laws. It’s believed that if proper testing methods are used to determine the percent of daily value for protein per serving of the Dave’s Killer Bread products, it would come out to much less than the amount provided by meat or other easily digestible proteins. If so, it’s possible that consumers may not be receiving as much protein as they’ve been led to expect based on the products’ labels.
How Could a Lawsuit Help?
A class action lawsuit, if filed and successful, could help customers get back some of the money they spent on Dave’s Killer Bread products. It may also be able to force the company to make sure it is not mislabeling its products.