Wesson Cooking Oil Settles GMO Labeling Lawsuit
A Wesson cooking oil class action lawsuit has been settled, according to reports. The lawsuit claims that Conagra Foods Inc. advertising as “all natural” isn’t accurate. This is due to the product containing Genetically Modified Ingredients (GMO) is without merit.
Consumers lacking proof of purchase affected by the mislabeling are now entitled to 15¢ per unit of the Wesson Oil Product. Those with proof of purchase are entitled to 15¢ for all units with receipts. The purchase needs to have been made during specific time frames.
- California between June 28, 2007 through July 1, 2017;
- Colorado between January 12, 2009 through July 1, 2017;
- Florida between January 12, 2008 through July 1, 2017;
- Illinois between January 12, 2007 through July 1, 2017;
- Indiana between January 12, 2006 through July 1, 2017;
- Nebraska between January 12, 2008 through July 1, 2017;
- New York between January 12, 2008 through July 1, 2017;
- Ohio between January 12, 2010 through July 1, 2017;
- Oregon between January 12, 2006 through July 1, 2017;
- South Dakota between January 12, 2006 through July 1, 2017;
- Texas between January 12, 2010 through July 1, 2017.
As you might expect, Wesson’s product list is robust. Products affected by the lawsuit include Wesson Canola Oil, Wesson Vegetable Oil, Wesson Corn Oil, and Wesson Best Blend. Consumers need to have made their purchases in Texas, South Dakota, Oregon, Ohio, New York, Nebraska, Indiana, Illinois, Florida, Colorado, and California. The settling parties agree that the value of this injunctive relief to the Classes is $27 million.
The settlement includes injunctive relief valued at $27 million.
Conagra Foods attempted to have the Supreme Court relieve them from labeling lawsuits, but the effort failed.
Consumers who believe they have a claim against Wesson are encouraged to visit this site.
Labeling lawsuits aren’t new, nor isolated to Wesson’s cooking oil. Back in 2017, Whole Foods settled two high-profile class action lawsuits over similar claims of mislabeling “all natural” in its baked goods line. Whole Foods also settled a $4 million lawsuit over its Kombucha products due to claiming the drinks were non-alcoholic.
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Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.
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