Trader Joe’s “All Natural” Products
August 2014: Class members who had objected to the approval of the settlement agreement filed Notices of Appeal regarding the decision to approve it. Click on the links below to see each one.
July 2014: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement reached in this class-action lawsuit. The settlement terms are discussed in more detail below. For more information, go to tjallnaturalclassaction.com.
February 2014: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement of a class-action lawsuit filed against Trader Joe’s Company for allegedly mislabeling its food products. Specifically, the complaint alleges that its food products – including Chocolate Vanilla Creme Cookies, Jumbo Cinnamon Roll, and Buttermilk Biscuits – are labeled “all natural” or “100% natural” when they actually contain synthetic ingredients. According to the settlement terms, class members with proof of purchase may receive a full refund while class members without proof of purchase may receive refunds for up to 10 products (for a maximum claim of $27-$39.99). In addition, the company agreed to no longer use the disputed labels unless or until the law changes. (Larsen et al v. Trader Joe’s Company, Case No. 11-cv-05188, N. D. CA.).