Boxes of Jujyfruits® Candy

June 2018: A federal judge preliminarily approved the proposed settlement agreement. A final fairness hearing is scheduled for October 25, 2018. For more information, go to www.FerraraCandySettlement.com.

May 2018: Plaintiffs moved for preliminary approval of a proposed settlement agreement. According to the proposed terms, each class member would receive a $0.50 cash refund for products purchased. Class members with proof of purchase may receive a refund for every product purchased while those without proof of purchase may receive a refund for up to 15 products purchased. The company also agreed to modify its fill level quality control procedures and to increase the target fill levels for boxes and other products.

February 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Ferrara Candy for allegedly deceptively underfilling boxes of Jujyfruits candy. According to the complaint, approximately 41% of the box is empty space. (Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint in May 2018.) (Iglesias et al v. Ferrara Candy Co. and Does 1-10, Case No. 17-cv-849, N. D. CA.)

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You know when you buy a big bag of chips, and you’re all psyched for a feast, and then it turns out there are like, three chips in the bag? That bag is slack filled.

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