Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc is Slammed with Lawsuit Over Antioxidant Soft Drink

November 11, 2012

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. is currently facing a lawsuit concerning its 7UP Antioxidant soft drinks. The case was brought on by consumer David Green of California, who claims that the labels are misleading to customers, who think the health benefits come from fruit juices, not added Vitamin E. The company on the other hand states the drinks' labels meet FDA regulations, as the drink does not contain actual fruit juice. 

According to an email from Chris Barnes, a Dr Pepper Snapple spokesperson, the lawsuit is "another attempt by the food police at CSPI (Center for Science in the Public Interest) to mislead consumers about soft drinks."

In a similar lawsuit, Vita Coco Coconut Water was sued for $5 million last year for its claims of electrolyte amounts.