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$3.2M Alexia Potato Class Action Settlement Gets Tentative OK
By Anne Bucher
A federal judge gave preliminary approval to a $3.2 million class action settlement agreement over claims that ConAgra Foods Inc. unit Alexia Food Inc. falsely labeled its potato products as “natural” even though they contained an artificial chemical to prevent discoloration.
U.S. District Court Judge Phyllis Hamilton approved the Alexia potato class action settlement, which would settle the plaintiffs’ claims that Alexia cannot claim its potato products are “all natural” when they contain the chemical disodium dihydrogen pyrophosphate (DDP). DDP, a chemical preservative that prevents the potato products from turning brown, is registered with the Chemical Abstracts Service. The final hearing for the class action settlement will to be held on November 27.