If you purchased certain Alexia frozen potato products between December 6, 2007 and July 10, 2013, you can claim up to $35 cash or up to $75 in food product vouchers from the class action lawsuit settlement.
A federal judge preliminarily approved the Alexia class action settlement in July, resolving allegations that Alexia Food Inc. falsely labeled its potato products as “natural” when they contained an artificial chemical called disodium dihydrogen pyrophosphate to prevent discoloration.
Alexia denies any wrongdoing but has agreed to establish a $3.2 million class action lawsuit settlement fund to resolve the litigation. Parent company ConAgra Inc. has also agreed to use citric acid or other naturally-sourced compounds in Alexia potatoes to prevent them from turning brown.
Class Members of the Alexia settlement include anyone who purchased the following Alexia frozen potato products in the United States during the Class Period:
- Sauté Reds
- Mashed Potatoes Yukon Gold Potatoes & Sea Salt
- Mashed Potatoes Red Potatoes with Garlic & Parmesan
- Waffle Fries
- Harvest Sauté
- Italian Sauté
- Sauté Sweets
- Potato Bites
Up to $35 – $75. Class Members who submit a valid Claim Form by the deadline of November 27, 2013 will be able to choose one of the following class action settlement benefits:
- A cash payment of $3.50 for each product purchased (up to 10 products), for a total of $35.
- Two $3.75 Alexia product food vouchers for every one Alexia product purchased (up to 10 products), for a total of up to $75.00 in vouchers.
- You may also choose a combination of cash and vouchers for up to a total of 10 products purchased. For example, you may file a claim for five cash payments and five voucher awards.
A Final Fairness Hearing is scheduled for December 11, 2013. Claims will not be paid unless the settlement is approved and all appeals, if any, are resolved.
Claim Forms and more information on your rights in the Alexia Frozen Potato Products Class Action Lawsuit Settlement can be found at www.AlexiaSettlement.com.
Proof of Purchase
It appears that no proof of purchase is required; however, supplying a store receipt will help ensure your claim is accepted.
Claim Form Deadline
UPDATE 1: Distribution of settlement awards from the Alexia Potato Products Class Action Settlement will be made mid-June 2014, according to the Settlement Administrator. If you get an award, let us know!
UPDATE 2: Top Class Actions viewers are reporting that settlement checks and coupons were distributed the week of June 16, 2014. Average payouts from the Alexia potato class action settlement are about $16 cash and 20 coupons worth a total of $65 off of future purchases of Alexia potatoes. It’s important to note that awards were reduced pro rata, which means the more valid claims are filed, the less money Class Members receive. Congratulations to everyone who submitted a valid claim and got PAID!
In Re Alexia Foods Inc. Litigation, Case No. 4:11-cv-06119-PJH, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
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