Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Nutella Settlement News!

This following article was taken from TopClassActions

The maker of Nutella hazelnut spread has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit accusing it of falsely advertising that Nutella is healthy for children. Under the proposed Nutella class action settlement, consumers can file a claim to receive a $4 refund for each jar they purchased during the class period, up to a maximum of $20.

The Nutella settlement is the result of a 2011 class action lawsuit filed by the mother of a four-year-old child who claimed Ferrero falsely advertised Nutella as healthy for children, even though the product contains significant amounts of saturated fat and processed sugar.

She alleged she relied on Ferrero’s deceptive images of whole wheat bread, juice and fresh fruits combined with a statement that Nutella is “an example of a tasty yet balanced breakfast” in her decision to buy the product. The truth, she claims in the class action lawsuit, is that the hazelnut spread has so much fat and sugar that it is “the next best thing to a candy bar.”

Ferrero admits no wrong doing but has agreed to change its labeling and advertising of Nutella, as well as establish a $550,000 class action settlement fund to pay consumers restitution of $4 per jar purchased during the class period, up to a maximum of $20 per customer.

Details on how to file a claim for Ferrero’s Nutella Class Action Lawsuit Settlement have not been made public. Keep checking
Top Class Actions for information on how to file a claim as soon as it’s made available

I will let you know when you can file a claim for this.  I know I bought 4 of these for my husband when that $1/1 coupon was out.  That's $16!

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