Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Kellogg Companies Seek OK To Settle Class Claims Targeting 'All Natural' Foods

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Kellogg Companies Seek OK To Settle Class Claims Targeting 'All Natural' Foods

SAN DIEGO - Two Kellogg Co. subsidiaries will pay California purchasers of their snacks and cereals 50 cents for each product purchased to settle class claims under the state's unfair competition law (UCL) and other statutes that the companies misleadingly marketed their products as "all natural" when they actually contained synthetic or artificial ingredients, according to motions seeking preliminary approval of two settlements totaling $5.32 million filed May 2 in federal court (Skye Astiana, et al., v. Kashi Company, No. 11-1967, Chanee Thurston, et al., v. Bear Naked, Inc., No. 11-2890, S.D. Calif.).

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