Lawsuit filed in Wisconsin claims that Bagel Bites aren't made with 'real' cheese

Lawsuit filed in Wisconsin claims that Bagel Bites aren't made with 'real' cheese

5/16/2021 2:00:00 AM

Lawsuit filed in Wisconsin claims that Bagel Bites aren't made with 'real' cheese

The lawsuit against Kraft Heinz was recently filed in the cheese-loving state of Wisconsin.

: “Bagel Bites, the perfect bite-sized pizza snack, are made with delicious, high-quality ingredients that our fans know and love. We proudly stand by the food we make, and are focused on bringing great products to market. The lawsuit lacks any merit, and we will strongly defend our brand.”

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Wisconsin resident Kaitlyn Huber is listed as the plaintiff and the lawsuit is seeking class-action status for any resident of Wisconsin, Arkansas and Ohio who purchased Bagel Bites"during the applicable statutes of limitations." Huber's attorney, Spencer Sheehan, told TODAY that he hopes Kraft Heinz will correct its packaging.

"Consumers, especially Wisconsin consumers, know what real mozzarella cheese is and isn't, and they know that real mozzarella cheese doesn't contain food starch. They also know that tomato sauce has real tomatoes," he said.Sheehan, who is based in New York, recently filed a similar lawsuit against Kraft Heinz in his home state but withdrew it. He said he is hopeful that his new case will highlight the importance of the dairy industry to the state of Wisconsin.

Marla Bergh PhotographyWisconsin Cheese and Charcuterie BoardAlice Choi"It makes much more sense that a case like this is in Wisconsin because it's a chance to tell a story. To do that, you want the best environment," he said.The lawsuit details the how the dairy industry is a key part of Wisconsin's economy and references the state's nickname,"America's Dairyland."


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Does the cheese melt? Then the modified food starch isn't enough to call it a cheese blend. They really need to get a life. They aren't made with real bagels either...