Kind Escapes Class Action Over 'Cane Juice' Labeling

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (July 16, 2014, 1:44 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Monday tossed a proposed class action accusing snack bar maker Kind LLC of improperly listing evaporated cane juice as an ingredient rather than sugar, finding the plaintiff had failed to adequately allege she had been injured or deceived.

Plaintiff Rochelle Ibarrola alleged Kind misrepresented the ingredients in Vanilla Blueberry Clusters and five other products. But U.S. District Judge Sara Ellis said Ibarrola had not explained how she was deceived, or what she believed evaporated cane juice to be, if not a form of sugar.

"Ibarrola fails to allege how the inclusion of evaporated cane juice in...

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