Los Angeles, CA: A potential settlement has been reached in the consumer fraud class action lawsuit pending against Trader Joe' alleging certain food products carried and sold at the food retailers' outlets are labeled as being "All natural", when they contained synthetic ingredients.
The lawsuit claims that certain Trader Joe' food products were improperly labeled, marketed, supplied, and sold as "All Natural"and/or "100% Natural"even though they contained one or more of the following allegedly synthetic ingredients: ascorbic acid, cocoa processed with alkali, sodium acid pyrophosphate, xanthan gum, and vegetable mono- and diglycerides. The products at issue are: Joe--Joe' Chocolate Vanilla Creme Cookies; Joe--Joe' Chocolate Sandwich Creme Cookies; Trader Joe' Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls; Trader Joe' Buttermilk Biscuits; Trader Giotto' 100% Natural Fat Free Ricotta Cheese; and Trader Joe' Fresh Pressed Apple Juice.
The proposed Settlement Class (i.e., "ettlement Class Member") covers a class of plaintiffs who purchased, on or after October 24, 2007 through February 6, 2014, the following Trader Joe' food products: Joe?Joe' Chocolate Vanilla Creme Cookies; Joe?Joe' Chocolate Sandwich Creme Cookies; Trader Joe' Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls; Trader Joe' Buttermilk Biscuits; Trader Giotto' 100% Natural Fat Free Ricotta Cheese; and Trader Joe' Fresh Pressed Apple Juice ("Products").
Trader Joe' denies it did anything wrong or unlawful, and asserts the Products' labels were truthful, not misleading, and consistent with the law. Trader Joe' has agreed to this proposed settlement solely to avoid the further expense, inconvenience, and distraction of any burdensome and protracted litigation and to be completely free of any further controversy with respect to this lawsuit.
For complete information on the Trader Joe' class action settlement and to download forms, visit: https://tjallnaturalclassaction.com/