Kroger Bread Crumbs $780K Class Action Settlement Over False Advertising
California customers who purchased Kroger Bread Crumbs may be eligible to collect up to $17.50 without providing any proof of purchase as part of a $780,000 settlement settling charges of false advertisement.
The class is comprised of all California residents who purchased Kroger Bread Crumbs in California between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2015, for personal or domestic use only and not for resale or distribution.
What’s the Deal?
Kroger was sued in a class action lawsuit for falsely advertising their bread crumbs as possessing 0g Trans Fat.
Kroger operated 321 grocery shops and 93 convenience stores in California under the Kroger, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, and QuikStop brands, according to the company’s website.
The company strongly denies all allegations of wrongdoing but has agreed to settle the matter in order to minimize the risks and the costs associated with continued litigation.
Meanwhile, the Court has not decided in either party’s favor.
Class members who submit/file a valid claim will be compensated with a share of the settlement fund after deductible administrative costs and other fees.
Those who make a claim without presenting evidence of purchase may be eligible to receive an estimated $17.50.
Individuals who can produce receipts may claim up to $100.
Any amounts remaining after checks are paid will be donated to the American Heart Association. Kroger has also agreed to make a supplemental donation to the nonprofit of $21,000.
On November 15, 2021, a final hearing about the settlement will be held.
The deadline for filing an objection or withdrawing from the settlement is September 20, 2021.
By September 20, 2021, all claims must be submitted.
Editor’s Note on Kroger Bread Crumbs Settlement For $780,000 Over False 0g Trans Fat Claim:
This article is written to inform you of the class action settlement on Kroger Bread Crumbs over an alleged false advertisement. A similar class action lawsuit has been filed against Hormel concerning their Black Label Center Cut Bacon.
Case Name & No.: Shavonda Hawkins v. Kroger, Case No. 3:15-cv-02320
Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
Products/Services: Bread crumbs
Allegations: Kroger’s 0g trans fat claims on the bread crumbs is allegedly falsely advertised
Status: To be settled
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