Alexia potato class action settlement

If you purchased certain Alexia frozen potato products between December 6, 2007 and July 10, 2013, you can claim up to $35 cash or up to $75 in food product vouchers from the class action lawsuit settlement.

A federal judge preliminarily approved the Alexia class action settlement in July, resolving allegations that Alexia Food Inc. falsely labeled its potato products as “natural” when they contained an artificial chemical called disodium dihydrogen pyrophosphate to prevent discoloration.

Alexia denies any wrongdoing but has agreed to establish a $3.2 million class action lawsuit settlement fund to resolve the litigation. Parent company ConAgra Inc. has also agreed to use citric acid or other naturally-sourced compounds in Alexia potatoes to prevent them from turning brown.

Who’s Eligible

Class Members of the Alexia settlement include anyone who purchased the following Alexia frozen potato products in the United States during the Class Period:

  •     Sauté Reds
  •     Mashed Potatoes Yukon Gold Potatoes & Sea Salt
  •     Mashed Potatoes Red Potatoes with Garlic & Parmesan
  •     Waffle Fries
  •     Harvest Sauté
  •     Italian Sauté
  •     Sauté Sweets
  •     Potato Bites
Potential Award

Up to $35 – $75. Class Members who submit a valid Claim Form by the deadline of November 27, 2013 will be able to choose one of the following class action settlement benefits:

  •     A cash payment of $3.50 for each product purchased (up to 10 products), for a total of $35.
  •     Two $3.75 Alexia product food vouchers for every one Alexia product purchased (up to 10 products), for a total of up to $75.00 in vouchers.
  •     You may also choose a combination of cash and vouchers for up to a total of 10 products purchased. For example, you may file a claim for five cash payments and five voucher awards.

 

A Final Fairness Hearing is scheduled for December 11, 2013. Claims will not be paid unless the settlement is approved and all appeals, if any, are resolved.

Claim Forms and more information on your rights in the Alexia Frozen Potato Products Class Action Lawsuit Settlement can be found at www.AlexiaSettlement.com.

Proof of Purchase

It appears that no proof of purchase is required; however, supplying a store receipt will help ensure your claim is accepted.

Claim Form Deadline

11/27/2013

UPDATE 1: Distribution of settlement awards from the Alexia Potato Products Class Action Settlement will be made mid-June 2014, according to the Settlement Administrator. If you get an award, let us know!

UPDATE 2: Top Class Actions viewers are reporting that settlement checks and coupons were distributed the week of June 16, 2014. Average payouts from the Alexia potato class action settlement are about $16 cash and 20 coupons worth a total of $65 off of future purchases of Alexia potatoes. It’s important to note that awards were reduced pro rata, which means the more valid claims are filed, the less money Class Members receive. Congratulations to everyone who submitted a valid claim and got PAID!

Case Name

In Re Alexia Foods Inc. Litigation, Case No. 4:11-cv-06119-PJH, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Final Hearing

12/11/2013

UPDATE: A federal judge granted final approval to the Alexia Potato Products Class Action Settlement at the Final Fairness Hearing.

Settlement Website
Claims Administrator

Rust Consulting
P.O. Box 3023
Faribault, MN 55021-2623
info@AlexiaSettlement.com
1-855-793-1365

Class Counsel

Mark Pifko
Roland Tellis
BARON & BUDD, P.C.

Nadeem Faruqi
FARUQI & FARUQI, LLP

Defense Counsel

Robert B. Hawk
HOGAN LOVELLS US LLP

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136 Comments

  • dorothy omalley September 5, 2013

    I bought this product because i thiught it was all natural .

    • robbin reed June 16, 2014

      hey received a check today for 16.00.

      • Roynita June 18, 2014

        Received $16.00 check today.

  • Barbara Saskiewicz September 7, 2013

    like to eat healthy can you fix your product so I can feel good about eating your potatoes.

  • Andrea DeBose September 9, 2013

    I brought this product because I throught healthy for you.

  • Kelly September 9, 2013

    There are other reasons why they should be sued for calling their food “all natural” and deceiving customers. How about the GMOs they have in their stuff?? LIARS.

  • Linford Simpson September 10, 2013

    I baught this product because its make up for an important part of my diet.

  • doris crutchfield September 16, 2013

    purchased product because of it’s claim of natural and healthy content

  • Meg September 17, 2013

    I’m not sure if my claim went thru is there a way of checking to find out my email is jaxs_mama@hotmail.com thanks so much

  • connie sheley September 21, 2013

    35.00

  • Denise September 24, 2013

    My job is to hand out free samples of an assigned product and Alexia waffle fries was one of them. I found nothing wrong with the taste. During the sampling phase, I give out savings coupons on the product to potential customers. (coupons are not always provided)

  • John Sauerman September 24, 2013

    It was my understanding that this product was safe and
    healthy for my diet. Very disapointed in this false claim

  • John Odey September 28, 2013

    I found the products to be tasty and bought them regularly. Too bad they claimed all natural but I’m still going to purchase them again. It would be nice to secure an email claim confirmation rather than having to print it out as I have a tendcy to misplace my paper files.

  • Joseph Malbrough October 12, 2013

    q8hzu

  • HERBERT THOMAS October 18, 2013

    NOT A VERY GOOD PRODUCT FOR LOW CARB.

  • Lovette Cherry October 21, 2013

    Love those waffle fries.

  • christina October 30, 2013

    I have purchased these potatoes many times try to buy food that is very tasty but good for you

  • darrian watson October 31, 2013

    I bought this product because i thought it was all natural but it wasn’t .

  • jr October 31, 2013

    http://www.50dollarJob.com/index.php?refer=9208

    This is real quick money

  • keith w boggess October 31, 2013

    wae bad

  • Lauren November 5, 2013

    thanks

  • Ralph Baker November 17, 2013

    Purchased product because it said all natural.

  • Lavon rogers November 19, 2013

    I though they were health for my family to it.

  • C.C. November 21, 2013

    Rust Consulting will cheat most of us out of this one too!

  • Keith Letterlou November 25, 2013

    Never again

  • SUKHDEEP November 25, 2013

    never again

  • charles e williams November 26, 2013

    no more for me

  • chris December 18, 2013

    Any checks yet ?

  • mike January 14, 2014

    Anybody heard or received anything yet-whats going on?

  • angie January 16, 2014

    Rust Consulting…….hmmmmmm

  • barbara hudson January 16, 2014

    Have the checks been mailed yet?

  • Stefani January 17, 2014

    Rust consulting is running this one. So do not expect a check any time soon and if you do get one it will probably be 1 dollar.

  • laura i January 21, 2014

    I have started copying confirmation number and emailing to myself an putting in a special folder

  • Deon January 24, 2014

    Where is the payout!!!

  • Dee February 3, 2014

    ANY CHECKS COMING THIS WEEK???

  • dee February 7, 2014

    Hello updates please for us consumers please…Thanks

  • Ming February 7, 2014

    Recieved a check in the mail for $8.27 big ripoff

    • dee February 7, 2014

      From Alexia frozen potato???? or was if from the Woodman v. ADP Settlement

  • Ming February 7, 2014

    Sacramento ca

  • amy February 8, 2014

    Ming,the check you received was it from alexia?

  • Stefani February 9, 2014

    Where are the checks? What is the hold up with the payouts from these settlements?

  • Ming February 10, 2014

    Yes it was from alexia and i received a check for $15 from adp

  • tonya February 10, 2014

    Has anyone else received a check?

  • amy February 10, 2014

    Ming,who is adp?

  • skullgrl February 11, 2014

    adp is the auto text settlement

  • Scott February 11, 2014

    I received my check. A total of $10.11 cents on February 8th. If you have not gotten a check by now, it means you are not getting one.

  • Stefani February 11, 2014

    Rust Consulting handled this claim and several other claims. If you have several claims with them, you WILL NOT receive payment for all of them. Probably just one. If Rust Consulting sees you have multiple claims with them, you will be flagged.

  • robert February 11, 2014

    It is not the product companies that are dragging this on it is the Distribution Administrator firms that have to make sure each and every claim is correct, while they get the bulk of the money right away and they rest of the plaintiff consumers have to wait for the left over crumbs!!!!

    This is how it goes:
    1. Court Fees
    2. Attorney Fees
    3. Charitable Funds if applicable
    4. Main Plaintiffs
    5. Distribution Fund Administrator fees to cover services and postal fees
    6.The rest of the plaintiffs

  • Big D February 11, 2014

    Anyone get a check in California yet?

  • sharon February 12, 2014

    Has anyone gotten a check?

  • klcook_@live.com February 13, 2014

    Checks???

  • Liza February 15, 2014

    Rust will screw 90% of the people out of their claims.. I and many others are filing a lawsuit against these crooks..

  • ANGEL February 15, 2014

    I THINK THERE SHOULD BE A CLASS ACTION AGAINST THESE GREEDY SOB’S! WHO CARES IF ONE HAS 2 OR 20 CLAIMS..IF THEY’RE VALID..THEY NEED TO BE HONORED. THIS IS BS!!

  • ton February 18, 2014

    hey lisa and angel, I’m quite pissed off also, mainly at the administrators Rust and Garden City Group. Who are they to mass deny every claim a whole group puts in since they don’t like that they made claimes before. It would be fun to get hundreds of rejected claimers to mass claim with them. 200 pissed off claimers 1 claim per day 100 days. An extra 20000 claims times 5 claims they are working on. What do u think. Harass

  • Pauline March 4, 2014

    Any checks yet

  • susa2912 March 11, 2014

    No check in Louisiana.

  • Tina March 11, 2014

    no checks in NC either

  • AMY March 12, 2014

    got email was told it would be at least 3 months before checks go out

  • kim henderson March 15, 2014

    hi all!nothing in MO yet>did anybody hear anything?

  • mike March 18, 2014

    nothing yet in mo. hello rust whats going on update your people

  • Melissa April 1, 2014

    let’s start a class action against RUST

    • sweet April 2, 2014

      PLEASE TELL ME HOW,THEY ARE DOING THE CONSUMERS WRONG

      • ton April 3, 2014

        The total award is $2,500,000 cash and $700,000 vouchers. The lawyers will probably get 1/3 of the $3.2 million or $1,070,000 plus they are asking for up to $800000 expenses. Rust probably gets $100000 and the main defendants get $5000 each. This will leave $600000 cash and $700000 vouchers. Do you think the lawyers want to be paid in vouchers. So the class of defendants get 40% of the settlement and 55% of that is potatoes. I think the lawyers try to settle quickly for a quick payday with no concern for the mass of defrauded consumers. Just my humble opinion.

        • carol April 8, 2014

          hey TON why don’t you shut up? you post on every claim and act like you know what’s going on. nobody asked you pal.

          • ton April 8, 2014

            Hey Carol, get a life. I’m about the 10th person that you have said shut up to. You contribute no information and you bitch constantly. When did you get the power to say who could or couldn’t post. The people you said shut up to I want to read their comments.

  • stephanie April 13, 2014

    Any one get a check on this one yet?

  • Melissa April 14, 2014

    Nothing in Washington State

  • cindy April 15, 2014

    Nothing in SC

  • sharon April 30, 2014

    Checks in June they will be out

  • klcook_@live.com May 10, 2014

    Nothing in Ohio…

  • David Brace May 18, 2014

    Does Top Class Actions have a way of telling us whether checks went out or not????

  • tired of idiots May 22, 2014

    yeah its called reading the message board to see if anyone else got a check!!!!

  • Marci May 31, 2014

    I asked for half in vouchers and half in cash and I am in Michigan and have seen nothing. I hope something comes soon. Seems like it has been forever and it was settled in December. Anyone hear anything on when we may get a check or vouchers?

  • Dianne June 9, 2014

    The checks will be sent on the 13th…. But they will only be $16.41. They claim that twice as many made claims as were expected.

  • deelo June 9, 2014

    Those included in the Settlement were eligible to receive either a cash payment of up to $35 (in the form of a check) or alternatively food product vouchers for up to $75 in retail value for Alexia products. The amount of beneifts you will receive was based on the amount of products you purchased. Distribution of Settlement awards will take place in mid-June 2014.

  • Sarah Pierce June 11, 2014

    UPDATE: Distribution of settlement awards from the Alexia Potato Products Class Action Settlement will be made mid-June 2014, according to the Settlement Administrator. If you get an award, let us know!

  • Stefani June 11, 2014

    The check amount is only going to be around 17 dollars. Even though I spent much more and submitted proof with my receipts. Admin says they received an enormous amount of claims. That may be true but for folks who submitted proof they should receive the amount that is on their receipts.

  • Sally June 16, 2014

    $16.00 IN NJ TODAY

  • Diane June 16, 2014

    Central NJ. Recieved check today $16.41

  • deonbig June 16, 2014

    I got Fck’d by rust be sure it write down all claim ######’s!

  • Jay June 16, 2014

    received check for $16.41 in NJ, check dated 6/13/2014

  • SUSA2912 June 16, 2014

    Received a check for $16.41 in Louisiana today!!

  • kiki 4434 June 16, 2014

    got $16.00 check today,I live in Missouri!GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY! AND BE RESPECTFUL OF OTHERS OPINIONS,some of the comments on here are JUST RUDE!!!

  • lturn108 June 16, 2014

    receive alexia settlement check today $16.41

  • nate June 16, 2014

    I received my check today.. hope everyone else does..

  • Betty June 16, 2014

    received a check fore $16.41 on June 16th

  • dana June 16, 2014

    just got my check for $16.41 today less than what it was suppose to be, well I guess that’s how the cookie crumbles fl

  • ben c June 16, 2014

    What states?

  • Janet June 16, 2014

    Received my check for $16.41 in New York

  • Debra June 16, 2014

    Received my 16.41 check in fl today

  • Jim June 16, 2014

    $16.41 in Jersey.

  • Simone June 16, 2014

    Received $16.41 today in GA

  • J June 16, 2014

    received 16.41 in Chicago

  • claimant June 16, 2014

    California?

  • Carlos June 16, 2014

    No ADP is not the settlemt admin you bone head, Rust consulting is.
    Check for $16.41 in PA today.
    The person that said Rust Consulting is crooked is 100% correct.
    Its a known fact that settlement admins are retaining whatever is left over because the courts can not ask for it back.

  • Rhonda June 16, 2014

    Check for 16.41 in WV today. Less than half of what it was supposed to be. Im sure someone at Rust is lining there pockets !

  • Sharon June 16, 2014

    Got check in Houston ,Texas for 16.41

  • Dianne June 16, 2014

    Has everyone noticed that the only settlements all pay out for the amount we are told or MORE….. Accept those that Rust Consulting handles. Rust Consulting is the biggest set of crooks there is.

  • Kara Krug June 16, 2014

    I got (20) coupons each worth $3.25 toward any frozen Alexia product in the mail today.

    • Kara Krug June 16, 2014

      Iowa

  • angela kelly June 16, 2014

    16.41 in sc

  • klcook_@live.com June 16, 2014

    $16.24 in Ohio

  • DEELO June 16, 2014

    received $16.41 california

  • stephanie June 16, 2014

    $16.41 in califonia

  • Jelly June 16, 2014

    20 coupons for $3.25 each. Coupons was the way to go.

    • Kara June 17, 2014

      I agree! I got 20 of them, too.

    • Kara June 19, 2014

      GOOD LUCK USING the coupons! Tried to use just 4 of them today at Wal Mart. Cashier looked at me like I was a crook and called over her “Supervisor” After they both studied them for a few minutes, they determined that I had copied and printed them from the internet. No, I got them in the mail. They said that since the bar code number was exactly the same on every coupon (which it was) they could only take ONE of them. They made me feel like I was doing something illegal or something. I will not be making 20 separate trips to the store between now and Sept. 12 (the expiration date printed on the coupons) to use them up. Guess I will give some away……one at a time.

  • jennell June 17, 2014

    got mine 16.41 in Calif.

  • amy June 17, 2014

    $16.41 in NJ

  • MISSY June 17, 2014

    $ 16.41 recieved in New York, ridiculous.

  • TASHA June 17, 2014

    $16.41 RECIEVED IN GA

  • Don June 17, 2014

    I got $16 and some change here in NY, Better than nothing

    • rosie June 17, 2014

      16.41 la.

      $16.41 LA.

  • CJ June 17, 2014

    Got my $16.00 check today

  • CP June 17, 2014

    Got my $16.41 check yesterday

  • sarah June 17, 2014

    Got $16.41 in Oklahoma

  • cindy June 17, 2014

    I got 20 coupons for $ 3.25 off their products! I am happy! :) in SC

  • Top Class Actions June 17, 2014

    UPDATE: Top Class Actions viewers are reporting that settlement checks and coupons were distributed the week of June 16, 2014. Average payouts from the Alexia potato class action settlement are about $16 cash and 20 coupons worth a total of $65 off of future purchases of Alexia potatoes. It’s important to note that awards were reduced pro rata, which means the more valid claims are filed, the less money Class Members receive. Congratulations to everyone who submitted a valid claim and got PAID!

  • Natalie June 17, 2014

    Received a check for $16.41 today in AL.

  • Liz June 17, 2014

    Check yesterday for 16.41 in Cali

  • Liz June 17, 2014

    16.41 yesterday in Cali

  • L.L. June 17, 2014

    Rust are nothing but crooks and are being invested by by AG’s office.

  • Aktive June 17, 2014

    Got mine today or yesterday for $16.41 in CA.

  • Amy White June 18, 2014

    Received a check for $16.41 yesterday in Central Florida.

  • Chris in MA. June 18, 2014

    Received a check for $16.41 in Boston today.

  • Khios June 18, 2014

    Received a check today 16.41 Michigan

  • BabyBrwneyez June 18, 2014

    I received a check Monday for $16.41 in Los Angeles, CA

  • Dan June 18, 2014

    I received a check today for $16.41 in Missouri

  • Iwannameetjr June 18, 2014

    Nothing for me yet in Florida… :(

  • ANGEL IN CALIFORNIA June 18, 2014

    I GOT $16.41 TODAY. GOD IS GOOD.

  • Tonya June 19, 2014

    I got a check yesterday for $9.85 and (10) coupons for $3.25 each. I live in Texas.

  • Wayne June 19, 2014

    I got a check yesterday and I live in Florida.

  • Kara June 19, 2014

    GOOD LUCK USING the coupons! Tried to use just 4 of them today at Wal Mart. Cashier looked at me like I was a crook and called over her “Supervisor” After they both studied them for a few minutes, they determined that I had copied and printed them from the internet. No, I got them in the mail. They said that since the bar code number was exactly the same on every coupon (which it was) they could only take ONE of them. They made me feel like I was doing something illegal or something. I will not be making 20 separate trips to the store between now and Sept. 12 (the expiration date printed on the coupons) to use them up. Guess I will give some away……one at a time.

  • Jennifer Farmer June 21, 2014

    I received a check for just over $8.00 and 10 coupons for $3.75.

  • Kimberly Head June 24, 2014

    I received my settlement

  • alley June 26, 2014

    I haven’t received my coupons yet. I tried calling the number listed but the recording just cuts off. I have my proof that I filed — how to I get ahold of them?

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