Santa Clara, CA: $1.5 million settlement has been reached in a consumer fraud class action lawsuit pending against Cumberland Packing Corp, the manufacturer of Stevia In The Raw.
Specifically, the allegations centered around claims that the label prominently states that Stevia In The Raw is a "100% Natural Zero Calorie Sweetener"when in fact it contains dextrose and maltodextrin which are derived from highly processed GMO corn.
The settlement will, in addition to paying damages to eligible class members, ensure that Cumberland stops using the phrases "100% natural"or "all natural"on packages or labels of its Stevia In The Raw products.
Eligible class members include all US residents who purchased Stevia In The Raw product for personal use between October 9, 2009, and July 1, 2014. The Stevia In the Raw package must have contained the terms "natural,""all natural"or "100% natural."Class Members may receive $2 for each package of Stevia In The Raw containing the terms "natural,""all natural"or "100% natural"they purchased up to a maximum of 8 packages.
Stevia made me sick! I hurt all over my body like I have Fibro or something - like someone beat me with a bat. Also I'm dizzy. This is happening to a lot of people. I found an entire forum on it. I hope the symptoms go away. But its caused me a lot pain and suffering. Unfortunately I can't prove it...who can prove pain?
Posted by Raphael Wettenstein
I`ve been using Stevia In The Raw for 3 years.
Yet even after the settlement they have not changed the ingredients. Is there any law suit pending against them currently?
Posted by gaynell thompson
I'm a diabetic who tries to purchase this when I can...this just isn't right at all..
Posted by Monica Warren
I've used Stevie exclusively as a sweetener since it came out on the market,I even use a form of this product to bake with and I have it in my pantry as write this,I am very discouraged because I try to eat healthy no meat and no sugar!
Posted by sharon trott
You must be kidding! I am diabetic so I have used Stevia off and on for at least 3 Years, when I could afford it. Otherwise it is Sweet and low or the "yellow package'" they are cheaper. I have my blood sugar levels Checked 3 times a day and that means the levels sent to my doctor have not been accurate. This is just wrong
Posted by Estela Vasquez
I have been using this product for years, and have been purchasing for my elderly inlaws
Posted by Debra
I am used this for at least 3 years. I have two bags in my pantry now.
Posted by gaynell thompson
I have used this a lot for the past 2 years.
Posted by William
I've been using stevie for 4yrs. Daily
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