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Bought Blue Diamond Almond Breeze or Nut-Thins? You may be eligible for settlement

January 17, 2017: From Al.com:

"Blue Diamond, maker of Almond Breeze and Nut-Thins, has settled a class action lawsuit over claims it advertised the products as "all natural" or "natural" even though they actually contain synthetic agreements. The suit also questioned how much almonds actually went into Almond Breeze, a plant-based alternative to traditional dairy milk."
"The class action suit claimed Almond Breeze advertised itself as being made "from almonds" when in fact the nuts made up only a small portion of the ingredients. An analysis by Food Navigator-USA showed the exact amount of almonds in Almond Breeze was about 2 percent, with the rest being made up of water, sugar, carrageenan (a seaweed-based ingredient widely used for thickening), and sunflower lecithin. Other brands of almond milk contain about 30 percent, the suit claimed."
"The settlement doesn't include an admission of wrongdoing by California-based Blue Almond."
"Blue Diamond has agreed to change its advertising and packaging and pay a $9 million settlement. A portion of the money will go towards payments for anyone who purchased the Blue Diamond Almond Breeze and/or Blue Diamond Nut-Thins products from May 28, 2009 to Nov. 18, 2016."
"Claimants are eligible to receive refunds of up to $20 - $10 for those without a receipt, $20 for those who can prove they bought the items."
"The deadline for claims is April 13." Information on settlement.

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