Cento Tomato Class Action Lawsuit
A recent class action lawsuit against Cento Fine Foods Inc. alleges that the company has been deceiving many consumers when claiming that its canned San Marzano tomatoes were the “certified,” real deal San Marzanos, which are known to be possibly the most “rare” and “premium” types of tomato.
Rumors of inauthentic San Marzano tomatoes have been around for years, and have been reported by various media outlets. Some of these sources are as follows: The Mystery of San Marzano (The New York Times), How to Tell if Your Canned San Marzano Tomatoes Are Fake (Wide Open Eats) and The Fake Rolex of Canned Foods (Taste), among others.
The lawsuit alleges that the Cento Certified San Marzano tomatoes are deceptive and misleading, because actual certified San Marzano tomatoes are grown in a limited number of fields, and must be grown in volcanic, southern Italian soil near Mount Vesuvius. Certified, true San Marzano tomatoes are so rare that serial numbers are actually affixed to these tomatoes.
Furthermore, the lawsuit also alleges that Cento’s claims of a third-party certification on its San Marzano tomatoes is misleading and that Cento could not plausibly grow or harvest large amounts of the rare tomato. Per the complaint, it is claimed that this process is “misleading to grow tomatoes that may or may not be from San Marzano seeds and represent them as being ‘certified’.”
Affected by these San Marzano Class Action Claims?
If these practices seem to have affected you, your taste buds or your wallet in any way, you’ll be happy to know that our friends at Sheehan & Associates, P.C., are on the case! The firm has filed suit against Cento, and plans to seek justice for all consumers who have been harmed.
To reach Sheehan & Associates, P.C., you can call them at (516) 303-0552, or you may email them directly at Spencer@SpencerSheehan.com.
A full copy of the Cento Tomato Class Action Lawsuit is Below:
Editor’s note on the San Marzano Lawsuit:
This piece is written about the recently filed Cento Tomatoes Class Action Lawsuit. For more information, please shoot us an email to Outreach@ConsiderTheConsumer.com, find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or even connect with us directly on our website! We look forward to hearing from all of you. Please note that this investigation piece has been sponsored by Sheehan and Associates and Consider The Consumer has received compensation for such sponsorship.
This case can be found under the reference name and number: Ricardo Sibrian v. Cento Fine Foods Inc., Case No. 2:19-cv-00974, E. D. NY.
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