SweeTart Deal OK'd In Artificial Flavors Labeling Row

Law360 (March 1, 2019, 4:37 PM EST) -- A California federal judge has approved a settlement requiring the Ferrara Candy Co. to stop making what a proposed class action plaintiff says is the false claim its SweeTart brand candies contain "no artificial flavors."

Under the settlement approved Thursday by District Court Judge Anthony Battaglia, Ferrara will remove the phrase "no artificial flavors" from all SweeTarts packaging and promotional materials and pay $272,000 in legal fees and costs.

In her April complaint, plaintiff Jessica Littlejohn alleged SweeTarts packaging prominently claims the candies contain "no artificial flavors" and lists "malic acid" as an ingredient. However, there are two forms of malic...

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