Anyone who purchased certain Remedy Organics Wellness Shakes in Illinois since June 2021.
What’s Going On?
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have reason to believe that certain Remedy Organics Wellness Shakes contain less digestible protein than indicated on their respective product labels. Now, they’re looking into whether a class action lawsuit can be filed on behalf of buyers.
A class action lawsuit, if successful, could help customers get their money back and force the company to change how it makes or advertises the beverages.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to speak with people who purchased any of the following Remedy Organics products in Illinois within the past several years:
Product labels indicate that each 12-fluid-ounce bottle provides anywhere from eight to 16 grams of protein, depending on the flavor. However, the attorneys have reason to believe that the plant-based shakes may contain significantly less usable protein than consumers are led to expect.
The attorneys are now investigating whether a class action lawsuit could be filed against Remedy Organics over how it advertised the beverages to consumers.
Do Remedy Organics Wellness Shakes Provide Less Protein Than Advertised?
Protein is an essential component of a healthy diet that can be obtained by consuming a variety of foods, but not all protein is created equal. Animal proteins, such as those found in meat and dairy, are considered “complete” because they contain all nine essential amino acids. Compared to plant-based proteins, which are generally “incomplete” due to a deficiency in certain amino acids, animal proteins are more easily digested and absorbed by the body.
According to federal labeling regulations, product labels that contain claims about how much protein the food provides must also specify the “corrected amount of protein per serving” in the nutrition facts panel. This required statement, expressed as a percentage of daily value, offers consumers a more accurate representation of how much usable protein they’re getting.
For example, six grams of casein, a protein found in cow’s milk, provides 13 percent of the recommended daily value for protein. In comparison, six grams of wheat gluten provides only three percent.
Though the front labels of the Remedy Organics Wellness Shakes feature prominent protein claims – such as “12g Protein” – the products’ packaging fails to disclose the daily value of protein provided in each serving.
The attorneys believe that proper testing methods used to calculate the “corrected amount” of protein per serving would reveal that the beverages provide a lower percent of the daily value for protein than the amount typically provided by meat or other easily digestible proteins. If so, it’s possible that consumers may have been misled about how much usable protein the drinks contain.
How Could a Class Action Help?
A successful class action lawsuit could help customers get back some money they spent on the drinks, especially since attorneys suspect that many consumers would have paid less for the beverages – or not bought them in the first place – had they known they might contain less digestible protein than advertised.
A lawsuit could also force Remedy Organics to make changes to its manufacturing or marketing practices.