Pringles Chips and More

May 2019: The parties reached a settlement agreement, the terms of which have not yet been disclosed.

January 2019: A federal judge denied class certification finding that the plaintiffs did not provide a way to calculate economic injury and failed to establish standing for injunctive relief claims.

August 2018: The stay was lifted.

April 2016: A federal judge stayed this case in its entirety pending the resolution of a related case in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (Bishop v. 7-Eleven) and the issuance of guidance from the FDA.

November 2015: A federal judge granted a partial stay of this case pending the resolution of three related appeals (Brazil v. Dole Packaged Foods, Jones v. ConAgra Foods, and Kosta v. Del Monte Corp.).

2012: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Procter & Gamble and Kellogg Company regarding the marketing of Pringles and MorningStar Farms Hickory BBQ Riblets. Specifically, the complaint, which was later amended in 2015, alleges that the marketing for Pringles, which contain more than 13 grams of fat and “0g Trans Fat”, fails to include a mandatory disclosure statement informing consumers that the chips contain harmful ingredients and may cause diet-related diseases or conditions, in violation of federal law. The complaint also alleges that the company misleadingly labels MorningStar Farms Hickory BBQ Riblets as containing evaporated cane juice when, according to the complaint, they actually contain sugar. (Samet v. Procter & Gamble Company, Kellogg Company, and Kellogg Sales Company, Case No. 12-cv-01891, N. D. CA.).

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