PepsiCo, the makers of Naked Juice, will pay out $9 million to settle claims that the company falsely advertised the drinks as “all natural,” Fox News reported Aug. 28.
The company didn’t admit fault and still disputes claims that Naked Juice contains genetically modified (GMO) ingredients. But the settlement will allow consumers to claim refunds of Naked Juice purchases of up to $75 (with a proof of purchase) or $45 (without a proof of purchase) if they bought the product between Sept. 27, 2007 and Aug. 19, 2013.
“Our juices and smoothies are made with all-natural fruits and vegetables — with no added sugar and no preservatives,” according to a statement from the company. ”In some products, we also include an added boost of vitamins. Naked juice and smoothies will continue to be labeled ‘non-GMO,’ and until there is more detailed regulatory guidance around the word ‘natural’ ― we’ve chosen not to use ‘All Natural’ on our packaging.”