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Red Baron Pizza Class Action Lawsuit Claims Preservatives in Pizza Crust

Red Baron Class Action Details

Red Baron faces a class action lawsuit over false advertising allegations of their pizza crusts which are labeled as “preservative-free crust” and “no artificial flavors.”

The class action lawsuit claims that despite the misrepresentations, the pizza products actually contain several preservatives which include sodium stearoyl lactylate, enzymes, monoglycerides, and diglycerides.

The class action lawsuit includes consumers living in Illinois who purchased Red Baron pizza within the last five years. The products in the case include several pizza flavors such as:

  • Brick Oven Cheese Trio Pizza
  • Classic Crust Four Cheese Pizza
  • Thin & Crispy Five Cheese Pizza

Read about the case under the name: Jamie Jackson, et al. v. SFC Global Supply Chain Inc., Case No. 3:20-cv-01072, S.D. Ill.

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Preservatives and Artificial Flavorings on Red Baron Pizzas

According to the class action lawsuit, the Red Baron pizza crust is mixed with sodium stearoyl lactylate and enzymes to preserve the crust’s softness. The product also contains mono- and diglycerides to prevent the retrogradation of starch which could cause staling of the crust.

The Red Baron pizzas are also marketed as having “no artificial flavors” but the lawsuit claims that the products contain modified food starch and hydrolyzed soy and corn proteins which are “commercially-manufactured and high processed” ingredients.

The pizzas also have monosodium glutamate or MSG providing an MSG-like flavor which is considered to be artificial flavoring.

Claiming the products to be “preservative-free” and with “no artificial flavors” entice consumers to pay a more than they otherwise would have had they known the truth.

The class action lawsuit claims that “knowing that consumers like plaintiffs are increasingly interested in purchasing products that do not contain potentially harmful preservatives or synthetic ingredients, the defendant sought to take advantage of this growing market by labeling its pizzas as having ‘preservative-free crust’ and ‘no artificial flavors.’”

Red Baron is accused of false advertising and fraud and a violation of several federal and state laws including the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act, which prohibits deceptive marketing to encourage purchases of the products.

Editor’s note on the Red Baron Pizza Class Action Lawsuit:

This piece is written about the recent Red Baron Class Action. If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the class action, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.

If you believe that what is alleged in the Red Baron Pizza class action lawsuit has affected you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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