A California federal court has approved the proposed settlement in a class
action alleging that Jamba Juice® mislabels its smoothie kits as “all natural”
despite containing synthetic ingredients gelatin, xanthan gum, ascorbic
acid, steviol glycosides, and modified corn starch. Lilly v. Jamba Juice Co., No.
13-2998 (U.S. Dist. Ct., N.D. Cal., settlement approved March 18, 2015). The
December 2014 proposed settlement was reached three months after the
court certified the class for liability but not for damages. Under the agreement,
Jamba Juice® will remove “all natural” on the product packaging and
the company website by March 31, 2015. Additional information about the
settlement appears in Issue 547 of this Update.


Issue 559

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