Woman sues Kraft Heinz for $5M
A Florida woman claims Kraft Heinz violated federal law by claiming Velveeta Shells & Cheese cups take three and a half minutes to prepare.
A Florida woman is suing Kraft Heinz for $5 million, alleging that the company misled the public about the time it takes to prepare their Velveeta microwavable mac and cheese cups.
According to court records, Amanda Ramirez's case was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida on November 18 by a West Palm Beach-based law firm.
The main plaintiff in the class-action suit is Ramirez, who claims Kraft Heinz violated federal law by claiming Velveeta Shells & Cheese cups take three and a half minutes to prepare.
The package says "Ready in 3 and 1/2 minutes," which is how long the food takes to cook in a microwave. However, the suit claims that the other essential stages take longer.
The plaintiffs are demanding at least $5 million in damages, "including statutory and punitive statutory and punitive exclusive of interest and fees."
On its account, the Kraft Heinz Company issued a statement on Sunday in response to the case, saying, "We are aware of this spurious litigation and will vigorously fight against the allegations in the complaint."