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Trader Joe’s 12 Grain Mini Snack Crackers

August 25th, 2020

In August 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Trader Joe’s Company for allegedly misleadingly marketing that the predominant ingredient in its 12 Grain Mini Snack Crackers is a multigrain flour blend when, according to plaintiffs, the ingredients list reveals that the crackers contain more enriched flour than multigrain flour blend. (Rosenfeld et al v.


Trader Joe’s Tuna

May 13th, 2020

January 2020: A federal judge granted preliminary approval of the settlement agreement. A final fairness hearing is scheduled for September 14, 2020. For more information, go to http://www.tjtunasettlement.com/. July 2019: Plaintiffs filed a renewed motion for preliminary approval of the proposed settlement agreement after a June 2019 decision from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


Trader Joe’s Vanilla Almond Clusters Cereal

January 23rd, 2020

In January 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Trader Joe’s for allegedly misleadingly marketing that vanilla is the exclusive flavoring ingredient in its Vanilla Almond Clusters Cereal when, according to plaintiffs, the ingredients list shows that the cereal contains “Natural Flavor” instead of vanilla. (Sanders et al v. Trader Joe’s Company, 20-cv-496, S. D.


Trader Joe’s Just the Clusters Vanilla Almond Granola Cereal

January 23rd, 2020

In January 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Trader Joe’s Company for allegedly misleadingly marketing that vanilla is the exclusive flavoring ingredient in its Just the Clusters Vanilla Almond Granola Cereal when, according to the complaint, the ingredients list shows that the cereal contains “Natural Flavor” instead of vanilla. (Figueroa et al v. Trader


Trader Joe’s Organic Corn Flakes

December 20th, 2019

In December 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Trader Joe’s for allegedly deceiving consumers by disguising sugar as “organic evaporated cane juice” in the ingredients list on the product labels of its Organic Corn Flakes. (Lopez-Barnett et al v. Trader Joe’s Company, Case No. 19-cv11469, S. D. NY.) For more of TINA.org’s coverage of


Trader Joe’s Organic Oats & Flax Instant Oatmeal

December 3rd, 2019

In November 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Trader Joe’s for allegedly misleadingly listing “organic dehydrated cane juice solids” in the ingredients list for its Organic Oats & Flax Instant Oatmeal when, according to plaintiffs, the ingredient is actually sugar. (Chau et al v. Trader Joe’s East Inc., Case No. 19-cv-6596, E. D. NY.)


Trader Joe’s Chicken

September 3rd, 2019

August 2019: This lawsuit was transferred to federal court. (Case No. 19-cv-1587, S. D. CA.) July 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed alleging that Trader Joe’s All Natural chicken products – including its Boneless Chicken Breasts, Chicken Thighs, and Chicken Wings – contain more retained water than disclosed on the packaging. Specifically, the complaint claims


Trader Joe’s Alkaline Water

August 8th, 2019

July 2019: A federal judge entered judgment in favor of Trader Joe’s after the named plaintiff failed to respond to the court’s order to explain why the amended complaint should not be withdrawn pursuant to the November 2018 dismissal. Later in July, the named plaintiff filed a Notice of Appeal regarding several court filings relating


Trader Joe’s Manuka Honey

July 8th, 2019

June 2019: A federal judge granted Trader Joe’s motion to dismiss concluding, among other things, that the product labeling is accurate and therefore not misleading. July 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Trader Joe’s for allegedly falsely marketing its Manuka Honey products as being 100% Manuka honey when, according to plaintiffs, the products are


Trader Joe’s Dried Fruit

June 4th, 2019

May 2019: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Barrere et al v. Trader Joe’s Company, Case No. 19-cv-4297, C. D. CA.) April 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Trader Joe’s for allegedly deceptively using slack-filled [link to glossary] boxes for its Trader Joe’s Dried Fruit brand products. Specifically, plaintiffs claim


Trader Joe’s Ts & Js Sour Gummies

May 15th, 2019

March 2019: This case was voluntarily dismissed because the parties reached a settlement agreement, the terms of which have not been disclosed. 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Trader Joe’s for allegedly misleadingly implying that its Ts & Js Sour Gummies are made with only natural ingredients by failing to disclose that the gummies


Trader Joe’s Honey Nut O’s

January 7th, 2019

In December 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Trader Joe’s for allegedly deceptively marketing its Honey Nut O’s breakfast cereal. Specifically, the complaint alleges that Trader Joe’s sends the message that honey is the primary sweetener in the cereal when, according to plaintiffs, it contains a small amount of honey and the primary sweeteners


Trader Joe’s T’s & J’s Sour Gummies

September 13th, 2018

In July 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Trader Joe’s for allegedly misleadingly marketing its T’s & J’s Sour Gummies to give consumers the impression that they are natural by using the names of fruits in the product name and representing that they contain “NO artificial flavors” when, according to plaintiffs, they contain non-natural,


Trader Joe’s Black Truffle Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil

September 6th, 2018

August 2018: A federal judge dismissed this complaint concluding, among other things, that the marketing does not mislead reasonable consumers because the packaging says that the oil is “flavored” with black truffles, which suggests that it is “designed to taste like black truffles.” May 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Trader Joe’s for allegedly


Trader Joe’s Fruit Bars

May 2nd, 2018

In April 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Trader Joe’s for allegedly misleadingly advertising that the only ingredients in its “2 ingredient” fruit bars, such as Trader Joe’s Apple Mango fruit bar, are the whole fruits shown on the product labels when, according to the plaintiffs, the bars also contain other ingredients, including water


Trader Joe’s Vitamin E Oil

February 14th, 2018

In January 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Trader Joe’s for allegedly misleadingly representing that its Vitamin E Oil contains only vitamin E oil when, according to plaintiffs, the product is actually a blend of several oils and contains mostly soybean oil. The lawsuit was originally filed in state court and was transferred to


Trader Joe’s “All Natural” Products

May 31st, 2017

November 2014: Both appeals were voluntarily dismissed. The reasons for the dismissals have not been disclosed. Click on the links below to see each order. Weaver et al Dismissal Narkin Dismissal August 2014: Class members who had objected to the approval of the settlement agreement filed Notices of Appeal regarding the decision to approve it.


Trader Joe’s Maple Cereal and Oatmeal Products

July 13th, 2016

In June 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Trader Joe’s for allegedly falsely marketing a variety of maple products – including its Frosted Maple and Brown Sugar Shredded Bite Size Wheats and Oatmeal Complete Maple and Brown Sugar – as containing maple when, in reality, maple is not an ingredient. (Stiles et al v.


Trader Joe’s Calcium Citrate with Vitamin D

July 11th, 2016

April 2013: This action was voluntarily dismissed . The reasons have not been disclosed. March 2013: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Trader Joe’s regarding its Calcium Citrate with Vitamin D supplement.  According to the complaint, the product labeling and advertising states that one dose of the supplement contains 400 International Units (IU) of Vitamin



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