Kashi Brand Products
September 2015: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement of this class-action lawsuit. According to the settlement terms, class members may receive a full refund for every product purchased and class members without proof of purchase may receive a $0.55 refund for up to 50 boxes purchased for a total recovery of $27.50 per household. In addition, the company agreed to modify the labeling and advertising to remove the phrases “All Natural,” “100% Natural,” or “Nothing Artificial” on any products containing the challenged ingredients. A final fairness hearing is scheduled for January 27, 2016. For more information, go to www.allnaturalsettlement.com.
September 2014: A federal judge dismissed false advertising class-action claims brought against The Kellogg Company, but allowed the claims to proceed against Kellogg-subsidiary, Kashi Company. The complaint against Kashi, which was originally filed in 2012, alleges that the company misleadingly labels several Kashi Brand products – including its GOLEAN® Crunch! Cereal, GOLEAN® Crunchy! Chocolate Peanut Protein & Fiber Bars, TLC Trail Mix Chewy Granola Bars, and TLC Pumpkin Spice Flax Crunchy Granola Bars – as “all natural” when they actually contain genetically modified, artificial, and synthetic ingredients. (Garcia et al v. Kashi Company and The Kellogg Company, Case No. 12-cv-21678, S. D. FL.).
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When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.