Apparently our friends over at Kashi were allegedly labeling products as "All Natural" or with "Nothing Artificial" when that might not have been entirely true.
From what I've read, it looks like there are roughly 100 Kashi products (everything from waffles to pasta) that may have had synthetic ingredients, while being labeled all natural.
You might be interested in reading this post over at Living Maxwell to learn more about some of the potentially hazardous ingredients Kashi is accused of including in their foods.
If you purchased any of the following products from Kashi between August 24, 2007 and May 1, 2014, you may be eligible to submit a claim:
- Protein Bars
- Granola Bars
- Microwavable Dinners
Now, Feinstein, Doyle, Payne & Kravec LLC is specifically involved in a settlement in California, so if you purchased Kashi products in California during that time period, the following posting (supplied by Mr. Murray) is for you:
IF YOU BOUGHT KASHI PRODUCTS IN CALIFORNIA, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO CLAIM MONEY IN A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT. Feinstein Doyle Payne & Kravec, LLC has reached a class action settlement in Astiana, et al. v. Kashi Company. This lawsuit claims that certain Kashi Products were improperly labeled, marketed, supplied, and sold as “All Natural” and/or “Nothing Artificial” even though they contained one or more allegedly synthetic ingredients.
You may be entitled to compensation for your purchases if you are a California resident who purchased, on or after August 24, 2007 through May 1, 2014, certain Kashi Products that were labeled “All Natural” or “Nothing Artificial” but contained allegedly synthetic ingredients.
In order to receive a payment, you must file a claim. THE DEADLINE TO FILE A CLAIM IS MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014. You may file a claim at: http://www.naturalclasssettlement.com/
If you live outside of California, you may want to check out what is going on in your state.
If nothing else, lets hope this brings more awareness to consumers regarding the unregulated use of terms like "All Natural" and results in more companies properly labeling their products.
The deadline for the California settlement is approaching quickly, so thank you, Greg Murray, for helping spread the word and let folks know about this!