Woman sues for $5M, claims Velveeta is ‘false and misleading’ on mac and cheese prep time

The Kraft Heinz Foods Co. is being sued for $5 million for the “false and misleading” claim that its microwavable Velveeta Shells & Cheese is “ready in 3½ minutes” as it states on its packaging, according to court records.

The primary complaint of plaintiff Amanda Ramirez’s class-action lawsuit is that the “3½ minutes” claim only accounts for the macaroni and cheese’s time in the microwave — not the total time it takes to prepare the food.

“The label does not state the Product takes ‘3½ minutes to cook in the microwave,’ which would have been true,” reads the lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Nov. 18.

Before the product can be microwaved, the lawsuit says consumers must remove the cup’s lid and its cheese sauce pouch, as well as add water to the…


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