Bagel Bites is facing a new lawsuit due to its “lack of cheese and sauce.” As the classic theme goes, “When you have pizza on a bagel, you can have pizza any time.” But what if the ingredients aren’t really there? A lawsuit claims that Bagel Bites don’t contain enough cheese and tomato sauce as hyped up on the product’s box.
A lawsuit filed last week in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin argues that consumers are being deceived by statements on Bagel Bites’ packaging because as stated, “the Product does not contain ‘real’ mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce, as these foods are understood and expected by consumers.” The lawsuit also claims that thickeners and fillers are being used in the products.
The lawsuit claims that “no ‘blend’ of cheese, especially ‘REAL’ mozzarella cheese, contains added starch,” later adding that it is “misleading to add filler ingredients to ‘cheese’ and still call the product cheese.” Kraft Heinz Food Company, who produces Bagel Bites, says the lawsuit “lacks merit.” You can see more on the lawsuit here.
The woman who filed the lawsuit is seeking class-action status on behalf of anyone who bought the bites in Wisconsin. She is seeking a jury trial and asking the court to make Kraft Heinz Food Company change its packaging and pay for unspecified damges.