WOMAN REPORTEDLY SUING VEGAN "BUTTER" COMPANY FOR NOT MAKING IT SIMILAR ENOUGH TO BUTTER
A woman from Long Island has reportedly filed a law suit against a vegan 'butter' company claiming it's not similar enough to dairy butter.
According to The New York Post, Jasmine Brown of Suffolk County filed the suit in Brooklyn federal court against Miyoko’s Kitchen Inc.
Brown’s lawsuit charges that Miyoko’s packaging is 'misleading because the products lack any milk or dairy ingredients'.
The potential class-action lawsuit is seeking at least $5 million in damages for alleged negligent misrepresentation, breach of warranty, fraud and unjust enrichment.
Miyoko’s Kitchen is a California-based company owned by Miyoko Schinner.
He told The Post: "Several surveys indicate that consumers are not confused when they buy plant dairy, and buy these products specifically because they do not contain animal ingredients.
"In fact, whether or not we call our product ‘butter,’ most consumers will refer to it as such because that is how it looks, tastes and performs.
"While our award-winning butter may not have tasted like butter to Jasmine Brown, many people who taste it either comment, ‘Wow! It’s butter!’ or ‘Wow! It’s better than butter!’"