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SweeTarts Candies “No Artificial Flavors” Settlement

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The Ferrara Candy Company is settling a class action alleging that it claimed that its SweeTarts candies contain no artificial flavors, when they contain dl-malic acid, a synthetic ingredient that provides a tart flavor. Although malic acid can occur in nature, for example in fruits, it is generally a synthetic form that is used in commercial food products such as SweeTarts. There are no cash rewards in this settlement. SweeTarts has agreed to change its labeling for a period of two years, to eliminate the “No Artificial Flavors” claim and specify on the ingredient list that the type of malic acid used is dl-malic acid.

Docket Number: 
3:18-cv-00658-AJB-WVG
Company: 
Ferrara Candy Co.
Class Period: 
Sunday, January 1, 2012 to Thursday, February 28, 2019
Objection Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Exclusion Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Final Approval Hearing: 
Friday, May 31, 2019
Box of Original SweeTarts