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Quorn Food Products Settles Class Action Lawsuit
Minnesota Ag Connection - 02/16/2017

A class action lawsuit has been filed in the Federal District Court for the district of Central California, alleging that Quorn Foods, Inc., Minneapolis, a manufacturer of vegetarian and vegan food products, misled consumers into buying products made from fermented mold (a type of fungi), not mushroom-based protein as plaintiff claims the product package implies. The plaintiff, Kimberly Birbrower, brought this action on behalf of all consumers in the United States that purchased Quorn Food Products between the January 26th, 2012 through December 14th, 2016. Quorn has denied the allegations. The case is Birbrower v Quorn Foods Inc, Case Number CV-16-1346 DMG (AJWx).

The parties have agreed to a nationwide class action settlement that was preliminarily approved by a U.S. District Court Judge for the Central District of California. The settlement is not to be construed as an admission of any wrongdoing by Quorn whatsoever, and Quorn has and continues to deny any wrongdoing and disputes plaintiff's claims.

Lead counsel on behalf of the Class, Jason Frank of Frank Sims & Stolper LLP, a law firm based in Southern California, said in a statement that "We are pleased with the Settlement which we believe provides an excellent outcome for the Class."

Class members may be entitled to a full refund for purchases made during the class period with a proof of purchase, or other monetary remedies as provided for in the Settlement.

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