Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Trader Joe's announces class-action settlement

The March issue of the Fearless Flyer, the Trader Joe's email newsletter, included something a little different along with the usual recipe ideas and product pitches: A link to information on a class-action suit for shoppers who bought certain products between Oct. 24, 2007, and Feb. 6., 2014.

The class-action settlement doesn't admit guilt or lack of guilt, it simply provides a $3.3 million pool of money for people to file for settlements. The settlements are small, ranging from $2.70 to $3.99 for specific products. You can claim up to 10 without proofs of purchase, but you have to fill out the form by the June deadline.

The issue is the use of the terms "All-Natural" or "100% Natural" on products that included synthetic ingredients. The products at issue:

Joe-Joe's Chocolate Vanilla Creme Cookies.
Joe-Joe's Chocolate Sandwich Creme Cookies.
Trader Joe's Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls.
Trader Joe's Buttermilk Biscuits.
Trader Giotto's 100% Natural Fat-Free Ricotta Cheese.
Trader Joe's Fresh-Pressed Apple Juice.

To see the details of the settlement, including links for filing claims, go to https://tjallnaturalclassaction.com/Portals/0/Documents/4097_Trader%20Joes_Notice_WEB_v7.pdf 


Anonymous said...

I almost didn't look at the details for this because I knew I didn't have proof of purchase. I'm glad I did though, because one does not have to submit proof of purchase to claim for 10 items or less.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. I adjusted to reflect that.