SweeTarts Candies “No Artificial Flavors” Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

The Ferrara Candy Company is settling a class action alleging that it claimed that its SweeTarts candies contain no artificial flavors, when they contain dl-malic acid, a synthetic ingredient that provides a tart flavor. Although malic acid can occur in nature, for example in fruits, it is generally a synthetic form that is used in commercial food products such as SweeTarts. There are no cash rewards in this settlement. SweeTarts has agreed to change its labeling for a period of two years, to eliminate the “No Artificial Flavors” claim and specify on the ingredient list that the type of malic acid used is dl-malic acid.

Docket Number:

3:18-cv-00658-AJB-WVG

Company: Ferrara Candy Co.

Class Period: January 1, 2012 to February 28, 2019

Objection Deadline: May 1, 2019

Exclusion Deadline: May 1, 2019

Final Approval Hearing: May 31, 2019

Proof of Purchase:

There are no cash rewards in this case, so no claim forms or proofs of purchase are necessary.

Eligibility:

The class for this action has been defined as all US consumers who bought SweeTarts products, including those listed below, for personal use and not for resale, between January 1, 2012 and February 28, 2019.

  • SweeTARTS Original 
  • SweeTARTS Mini Chewy 
  • SweeTARTS Giant Chewy 
  • SweeTARTS Chews 
  • SweeTARTS Extreme Sour Chewy
  • SweeTARTS Chewy Sours 
  • SweeTARTS Sour Gummies 
  • SweeTARTS Gummies 
  • SweeTARTS Whipped & Tangy 
  • SweeTARTS Cherry Punch Soft & Chewy Ropes 
  • SweeTARTS Tangy Strawberry Soft & Chewy Ropes 
  • SweeTARTS Jelly Beans

However, there are no cash rewards in this settlement. 

Typical Settlement Amount:

There are no cash rewards in this settlement. SweeTarts has agreed to change its labeling for a period of two years, to eliminate the “No Artificial Flavors” claim and specify on the ingredient list that the type of malic acid used is dl-malic acid.

Total Settlement Amount: Unknown

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$3,000

Law Firm:
Law Offices of Ronald A. Marron

Case Name: Jessica Littlejohn v. Ferrara Candy Company

Settlement Website: SweeTarts Candies “No Artificial Flavors” Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Classaura Class Action Administration

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Sweetarts Class Action
c/o Classaura Class Action Administration
1718 Peachtree St #1080
Atlanta GA 30309
1–888-857-5936
Contact@SweeTARTSClassAction.com

Tags: Deceptive Advertising, Deceptive Labels, No Artificial Flavors Claims