Florida woman sues Velveeta over deceptive prep times
Velveeta’s tagline might be “liquid gold,” but a woman in Florida claims the company owes her quite a few pieces of silver.
Amanda Ramirez sued The Kraft Heinz Company for at least $5 million, over what she claims is deceptive and fraudulent packaging.
Ramirez says that because Kraft’s Velveeta Shells & Cheese Microwavable Shell Pasta takes longer than three and a half minutes to prepare – even though its packing states “ready in three and a half minutes” – that constitutes fraud.
The suit lists the five instructions listed – from removing the lid, adding water, microwaving it and then stirring in a powder cheese sauce.
Kraft Heinz said in a statement:
“We are aware of this frivolous lawsuit and will strongly defend against the allegations in the complaint.”
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