Cran-Apple and Cran-Grape Juices
January 2020: A federal judge preliminarily approved the settlement agreement. A final fairness hearing is scheduled for July 31, 2020. For more information, go to https://artificialflavorlitigation.com/.
November 2019: Plaintiffs moved for preliminary approval of a proposed settlement agreement that would provide class members with a $1 cash refund for up to 20 bottles purchased and would prohibit Ocean Spray from using “no artificial flavors” labels on products that contain artificial malic acid or fumaric acid.
October 2019: Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint bringing similar allegations.
September 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Ocean Spray for allegedly falsely labeling Cran-Apple and Cran-Grape juices as containing “No … Artificial Colors or Flavors” when, according to plaintiffs, the juices contain artificial flavors made from chemicals. The lawsuit was transferred to federal court in November 2017. (Hilsley et al v. Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. and Arnold Worldwide LLC, Case No. 17-cv-2335, S. D. CA.)