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The Deadline to Submit a Claim Form for payment has passed.  The Settlement was approved by the Court and the Final Order and Judgment was entered on July 11, 2014.

Payments on valid claims were mailed on December 23, 2014.  If your claim was rejected, you will be sent a notification giving the reason for the rejection.

Summary of the Class Action Lawsuit

This lawsuit claims that certain Trader Joe’s food products were improperly labeled, marketed, supplied, and sold as “All Natural” and/or “100% Natural” even though they contained one or more of the following allegedly synthetic ingredients: ascorbic acid, cocoa processed with alkali,sodium acid pyrophosphate, xanthan gum, and vegetable mono- and diglycerides.The products at issue are: Joe-Joe’s Chocolate Vanilla Creme Cookies; Joe-Joe’s Chocolate Sandwich Creme Cookies; Trader Joe’s Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls; Trader Joe’s Buttermilk Biscuits; Trader Giotto’s 100% Natural Fat Free Ricotta Cheese; and Trader Joe’s Fresh Pressed Apple Juice. Trader Joe’s denies it did anything wrong or unlawful, and asserts the Products’ labels were truthful, not misleading, and consistent with the law. Trader Joe’s has agreed to this settlement solely to avoid the further expense, inconvenience, and distraction of any burdensome and protracted litigation and to be completely free of any further controversy with respect to this lawsuit.


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