FGF Brands Was Charged With a Class Action Lawsuit
The maker of Stonefire Naan products, FGF Brands, was charged with a lawsuit that almost reached a $1.9 million settlement.
A class action lawsuit was filed against FGF brands allegedly wrongfully declaring that they are baking some of their products using an authentic tandoor oven in November 2018.
In particular, their product being questioned is Stonefire Naan bread. Naan, an Indian bread, is traditionally cooked using a tandoor oven.
One of the plaintiffs, Emily Friend, claims that the company has falsely advertised the quality of their products. She stated that FGF uses a tunnel oven to bake its products.
Traditionalists argue that there is a substantial difference in the quality of naan bread baked using a tandoor oven.
They believe that FGF’s branding of their naan bread deceptively represents their bread quality, thereby prompting consumers to buy lower quality products than their expectations.
The lawsuit aims to reimburse customers who have purchased the following Stonefire naan products:
- Stonefire Original Naan
- Stonefire Naan Dippers
- Stonefire Organic Original Naan
- Stonefire Whole Grain Naan
- Stonefire Ancient Grain Mini Naan
- Stonefire Original Mini Naan
- Stonefire Roasted Garlic Naan
Class Member Eligibility
The lawsuit seeks to compensate all customers who have bought the covered Stonefire naan bread that was wrongly advertised.
The customer must have bought the product from November 16, 2013, to October 23, 2020.
Claim Process Rules
The lawsuit targets to compensate affected individuals $2.50 for each of the covered products they have purchased within the identified time frame.
Customers are required to submit receipts or proof of purchase to be reimbursed for all their purchases.
If the customer cannot show their receipt, they can only claim up to five products. Each household can submit only one claim form.
FGF Brands has not acknowledged any wrongdoings in its marketing. They maintain that they have not breached any law, that their products were advertised correctly, and that their ovens are designed to replicate the traditional tandoor oven.
Despite this, FGF Brands has agreed to compensate affected individuals with a $1,895,000 settlement.
In Canada, FGF Brands also faces similar lawsuits as consumers also argue regarding the production of naan bread using a tunnel oven.
Consumers may no longer exclude themselves as class members of the settlement since the deadline has passed.
Customers who would like to be reimbursed for their purchases will need to submit a claim form before the deadline on February 18, 2021.
The final hearing regarding the naan bread class action lawsuit has already passed. It occurred on February 16, 2021.
Editor’s Note On FGF Stonefire Naan Settlement:
This article is created to update you of the FGF Stonefire Naan Settlement that resulted from a lawsuit over FGF Brands allegedly falsely advertising the production of their naan bread.
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