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Kombucha Teas and Whole Foods Inc.

samantha severyn

A settlement has been reached in the class action case involving Millennium Products and Whole Foods Inc. for misrepresenting nutritional facts on labeling. The products in question are several varieties of GT’s Kombucha drinks, a carbonated and fermented tea drink. These drinks are marketed by Millennium as non-alcoholic and as an anti-oxidant. Whole Foods Inc. is listed as a co-defendant for distributing a mislabeled a product. This class action alleges that Kombucha drinks contain too much alcohol to be labeled as such and contain added sugar, which is not disclosed in the labeling. As well as an allegation that Kombucha contains no antioxidants at all.

Whole Foods Inc. and Millennium products contest that they are completely innocent of any wrong-doing in this matter, but have agreed to a settlement of $8.25 million. This is presumably to avoid a costly and uncertain trial and subsequent outcome.

Potential members of this class action are anyone who purchased at least one of the following drinks between the dates of March 11, 2011, and February 27, 2017, with NO PROOF OF PURCHASE REQUIRED!

  • Classic Kombucha: Citrus Gingerade, Third Eye Chai, Multi-Green and Original
  • Classic Synergy: Strawberry Serenity, Superfruits, Trilogy, Divine Grape, Cosmic Cranberry, Maqui Berry Mint, and Ginger Raspberry Rush
  • Enlightened Synergy: Raspberry Chia, Strawberry Serenity, Passion Berry Bliss, Mystic Mango, Green Chia, Grape Chia, Cherry Chia, Black Chia, Guava Goddess, Cosmic Cranberry, Gingerberry, and Trilogy.
  • Enlightened Kombucha: Botanic No. 9, Botanic No. 7, Botanic No. 3, Original, Multi-Green, Gingerade, and Citrus.

If you have a proof of purchase your potential award could be up to $60 dollars and if you do not have a proof of purchase you can claim up to $35 dollars. Product vouchers will also be available.

DEADLINE TO FILE A CLAIM IS MAY 30TH OF 2017.

 

 

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