Van’s International Foods has agreed to a settlement of up to $9 million to resolve claims that the company mislabeled certain frozen breakfast products as “all natural” when the items contained sodium acid pyrophosphate (SAPP), a synthetic ingredient that typically serves as a leavening agent.
The lawsuit alleged that certain Van’s frozen breakfast products sold after January 2009 were falsely labeled as “All Natural,” “Totally Natural” or “Naturally Delicious.”
Under the terms of the settlement, Van’s agreed to compensate consumers who bought breakfast products such as frozen waffles, frozen french toast, frozen pancakes and muffins that were covered under the class action. The company also agreed to change the company’s product labels.
Settlement class members may claim a minimum of $4.99 to a maximum $18 depending on the consumers’ ability to provide proof of purchase.