Yet another supermarket snack food is finding itself facing the gavel over what a plaintiff says is misleading packaging.

Mozzarella sticks that don’t contain mozzarella?! Say it ain’t so!

A lawsuit alleges that TGI Fridays is falsely advertising “Mozzarella Snack Sticks,” by not including actual mozzarella. So essentially instead of mozzarella sticks, you just have… cheese sticks. Clearly, that can’t happen so why not go and sue!

Mozzarella fanatic Amy Joseph apparently either really loves her cheese, or maybe – just maybe is looking for a quick cash-in. It’s hard to tell.

Oh, did I mention she has filed eight class action lawsuits in the past 10 years against food companies for their alleged misleading products?

Amy purchased the six-pack of sticks on Amazon for $22.95. She claims she was deceived by the company’s misleading image of deep-fried mozzarella sticks. The cheese is actually cheddar.

Late last month, Chicago federal judge ruled that a lawsuit against Inventure Foods could move forward after a woman claimed the company “misbranded” its “TGI Fridays Mozzarella Snack Sticks,” which do not include mozzarella cheese.

“Despite its label, the Product does not contain mozzarella cheese; rather, it contains cheddar cheese,” the lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, reads, according to Today.

Amy first filed the suit in February 2021 against both Inventure Foods Inc. and TGI Fridays Inc. over the snack food that she argues is misleading due to both its title and images of mozzarella sticks on the front of the packaging.

In the suit, she claims the companies violated the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Trade Practices Act, as well as “the respective state-law claims for consumer fraud and deceptive trade practices in all fifty states and the District of Columbia on behalf of herself and the nationwide class,” Today reported.

Sure it may be deceptive and wrong for companies to mislead about their packages. But the truth is if you’re microwaving or eating mass-produced food, you’re probably ingesting a ton of things that you’re not aware of. If you’re going down that route, just enjoy it.

Inventure Foods is arguing that no “reasonable” customer would expect the cheese to be actual mozzarella because it wouldn’t last as long.

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Sources: AWM, Today

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