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Snyder’s Pretzels All Natural Class Action Lawsuit

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This class action alleges that Snyder’s of Hanover uses genetically-modified (GMO), artificial, and synthetic ingredients in many of its chips, snacks, and similar food products, even though it advertises and labels those food products as “natural”. The complaint alleges that Snyder’s has therefore violated consumer protection and business laws.

The nationwide class for this action includes all persons in the US and its territories who purchased one or more of the products listed below during the class period. There is also a multi-state class for persons in Florida, California, and New York who purchased the products The class period runs from November 13, 2009 to the present.

The complaint alleges that all of the products listed below contain GMO ingredients and many contain artificial, synthetic, or highly-processed ingredients.

For example, the complaint claims, all of the products listed under Snyder’s Snacks contain genetically modified canola oil or genetically-modified corn. In addition, some of them contain the following:

  • corn enriched with thiamine, riboflavin, niacin (synthetic), iron, and folic acid (synthetic)
  • enriched flour, consisting of wheat flour niacin (synthetic), reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate (synthetic), riboflavin, and folic acid (synthetic)
  • dextrose, which is synthetically produced using genetically-modified corn
  • maltodextrin (synthetic)
  • corn starch, which contains or is made from genetically-modified wheat

The products at issue in this complaint include the following:

Snyder’s Snacks:

  • Snyder’s of Hanover The Pounder Old Tyme Pretzels
  • Snyder’s of Hanover The Pounder Mini Pretzels
  • Snyder’s of Hanover The Pounder Snaps Pretzels
  • Snyder’s of Hanover The Pounder Thins Pretzels
  • Snyder’s of Hanover The Pounder Pretzels
  • Snyder’s of Hanover The Pounder Sourdough Specials
  • Snyder’s of Hanover The Pounder Sourdough Dark Specials
  • Snyder’s of Hanover Reduced Fat The Pounder Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips
  • Snyder’s of Hanover Reduced Fat The Pounder White Corn Tortilla Chips
  • Snyder’s of Hanover Reduced Fat The Pounder Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips
  • Snyder’s of Hanover Reduced Fat The Pounder Whole Grain Tortilla Chips
  • Snyder’s of Hanover Reduced Fat The Pounder Dippin’ Strips Tortilla Chips
  • Snyder’s of Hanover Reduced Fat Twist of Lime Tortilla Chips

Cape Cod Chips:

  • Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Original
  • Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Sea Salt & Vinegar
  • Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper
  • Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Sweet & Spicy Jalapeño
  • Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Sweet Mesquite Barbecue
  • Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Sour Cream & Green Onion
  • Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Potato Chips 40% Reduced Fat Original
  • Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Potato Chips 40% Less Fat Sea Salt & Vinegar
  • Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Potato Chips 40% Less Fat Sweet Mesquite Barbecue
  • Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Potato Chips 40% Less Fat Aged Cheddar & Sour Cream
  • Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Potato Chips 40% Less Fat Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper
  • Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Waffle Cut Potato Chips Sea Salt
  • Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Waffle Cut Potato Chips Farm Stand Ranch
  • Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Waffle Cut Potato Chips Seasoned Pepper
  • Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Chef’s Recipe Feta & Rosemary
  • Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Chef’s Recipe Roasted Garlic & Red Pepper

EatSmart Snacks:

  • EatSmart Naturals Whole Grain Tortilla Chips Sea Salt
  • EatSmart Naturals Whole Grain Cheese Curls White Cheddar Cheese
  • EatSmart Naturals Corn & Rice Puffs White Cheddar Cheese
  • EatSmart Potato Crisps All Natural Popped Snacks Sea Salt & Vinegar

Padrinos Chips:

  • Padrinos Tortilla Chips Restaurant Style
  • Padrinos Tortilla Chips No Salt
  • Padrinos Tortilla Chips Reduced Fat

 

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