According to Baller Alert, California resident, Phillip White is suing T.W. Garner Food Co. for false advertising. In September 2021, Phillip White purchased a bottle of Texas Pete Hot Sauce, and he is suing because Texas Pete Hot Sauce is not made in Texas, but in North Carolina. The complaint states:
“White relied upon the language and images displayed on the front label of the Product, and at the time of purchase understood the Product to be a Texas product. The Texas Pete label feature the famed white ‘lone’ star from the Texan flag together with a ‘lassoing’ cowboy,” deceived White into thinking he was “distinctly Texan.” Surprisingly, they are not at all Texas, the lawsuit said.
Phillip White is seeking a court order for Texas Pete Hot Sauce to change its name and branding.