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Nestle just had an ugly August

Nestle just had an ugly August

If you thought you were having a bad month, read about the hefty lawsuits filed against Nestle in August.

1st September 2015
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1 September 2015

1. Something fishy at Nestle

A class-action lawsuit was filed on 27th August in the United States District Court in Los Angeles for the violation of Consumer Protection Laws. The complaint alleges that Nestle materially omitted and failed to disclose the likelihood that slave labour is engaged in the production chain of the Fancy Feast pet food line.

For a leisurely evening read, you can find the official complaint that was submitted to the court here.

2. #Wemissyoutoo Maggi noodles

Earlier in August, Nestle got hit by a A$134 million lawsuit by the Indian government alleging that its popular Maggi noodle range amid complaints that the noodles were defective. The Bombay High Court ordered Nestle to undergo certified lab tests, and allowed Nestle to continue the sale of Maggi Noodles if passed. Nestle did so, and regulators from Singapore, Canada, the US and UK found their noodles to be acceptable.

Maggi noodles might be cleared for sale, but Nestle India suffered a big hit. Its recall costed A$95 million, and Nestle India reported its first quarterly loss in 15 years. Harsh.

At least they have a good ad campaign out of it.

Let us know what you think of Nestle’s August by tagging us on #lawpath or @lawpath.

Have a consumer complaint and unsure about how you can get it addressed? Contact a LawPath consultant on 1800 LAWPATH.

Or just call us anyway. #Wemissyoutoo

Dominic Woolrych

Dominic is the CEO of Lawpath, dedicating his days to making legal easier, faster and more accessible to businesses. Dominic is a recognised thought-leader in Australian legal disruption, and was recognised as a winner of the 2015 Australian Legal Innovation Index.