Santa Clara, CA: A settlement has been reached in a consumer fraud class action lawsuit pending against Kellogg, the makers of Kashi granola bars and cereals, alleging certain foods labeled as "all natural," "100 percent natural" or "nothing artificial" actually contained GMOs, or genetically modified organisms.
Specifically, the lawsuit asserted that the advertising and labeling of certain Kashi brand cereal products, snack bars, cookies, crackers, crisps, entrees, pilaf, pizza and waffle products as "ALL NATURAL"and/or containing "nothing artificial"is deceptive and likely to mislead the public because the products each contain one or more of the following ingredients: Genetically Modified Organisms ("GMOs") and/or synthetic ingredients. The Plaintiffs allege that, based on the packaging and advertising, they believed the products contained no synthetic or artificial ingredients and were induced to buy the Products at a premium price by the words 'all natural' on the packaging and Defendants' representations that the Products contained 'nothing artificial.'
According to the terms of the settlement, consumers who bought certain Kashi products covered in the lawsuit between May 3, 2009, and Sept. 4, 2015, can be reimbursed. Even without receipts, consumers may receive up to $27.50. The deadline to file a claim is January 19, 2016.
Kashi has denied any wrongdoing.
For further information on filing a claim and on the settlement terms, visit https://www.allnaturalsettlement.com