Simply Orange is a brand of orange juice owned by The Coca-Cola Company. In December 2022, a class action lawsuit was filed against Coca-Cola and The Simply Orange Juice Company alleging that the Simply Tropical juice drink contains PFAS, a group of harmful chemicals that have been linked to various health problems.
The lawsuit claims that Coca-Cola falsely markets the Simply Tropical juice as “all natural” while failing to disclose the presence of PFAS.
The lawsuit is still ongoing, but it has the potential to be a major setback for Simply Orange. If the lawsuit is successful, Coca-Cola could be forced to pay millions of dollars in damages and recall the Simply Tropical juice product.
Here are some of the key allegations in the lawsuit:
- Simply Tropical juice contains PFAS, a group of chemicals that have been linked to cancer, reproductive problems, and other health problems.
- Coca-Cola knew about the presence of PFAS in Simply Tropical juice but failed to disclose it to consumers.
- Coca-Cola’s marketing of Simply Tropical juice as “all natural” is false and misleading.
The lawsuit is seeking class action status, which means that it could potentially represent thousands or even millions of people who have purchased Simply Tropical juice. If the lawsuit is successful, Coca-Cola could be forced to pay significant damages to the class members.
The lawsuit is still ongoing, so it is too early to say what the outcome will be. However, it is a serious allegation that could have a major impact on Simply Orange.