Trader Joe's Pays $3.4M To End Suit Over 'All-Natural' Claims

Law360, New York (February 7, 2014, 4:53 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Thursday preliminarily approved Trader Joe's Co.'s $3.4 million settlement of a lawsuit accusing the grocer of falsely advertising its cookies, apple juice and other products as being "all-natural" even though they contained synthetic ingredients.

The lawsuit claims the Trader Joe's products contain cocoa processed with alkali; asorbic acid; an artificial, chemically modified form of vitamin C; sodium acid pyrophosphate; sodium citrate; xanthan gum; and vegetable monoglycerides or diglycerides; all of which plaintiffs contend are synthetic.

Under the settlement, Trader Joe's would...
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Case Information

Case Title

Larsen et al v. Trader Joe's Company

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


William H. Orrick

Date Filed

October 24, 2011

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