According to a lawsuit, Nestle’s Poland Spring bottled water has duped consumers into paying premium prices for ordinary ground water that’s pumped from populated areas rather than natural springs as the company advertises.
A complaint filed earlier this month in a Connecticut court claims that Nestle Waters North America has bottled water that doesn’t meet the US Food and Drug Administration’s definition of spring water.
The suit includes claims for breach of contract and fraud, and also seeks damages for violations of state laws including New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts.
None of Poland Spring Water’s eight purported “natural spring” sites contains a genuine spring under FDA rules, according to the suit.
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