Truvia class action lawsuit settlementCargill Inc. has agreed to settle a proposed class action lawsuit alleging it misled consumers into believing its Truvia stevia sweetener is “natural,” even though the main ingredients are “highly processed” and/or derived from GMOs.

In a motion filed September 19, plaintiffs Molly Martin and Lauren Barry asked the Court to preliminary approve the proposed Truvia class action settlement, which will pay out $5 million in cash and vouchers to consumers who purchased certain Truvia products.

Consumers covered by the Truvia class action settlement will include those who purchased 40-count and 80-count packages of Truvia Natural Sweetener packets, and any sizes of the Truvia Natural Sweetener spoonable jars and baking blends, since July 1, 2008.

Under the proposed class action settlement agreement, Class Members will be eligible to claim a cash refund or voucher based on the amount of money they paid for Truvia products during the Class Period. For example, consumers who spent $72.00 or more, or who purchased 12 or more Truvia products, can claim a $72 cash refund or vouchers valued at $120. Consumers who purchased between 1 to 2 Truvia products, or spent less than $18, will be able to claim a $10 cash refund or $18 in vouchers.

Despite agreeing to the class action settlement, Cargill does not admit any liability and says it “continues to deny that its marketing, advertising, and/or labeling of [Truvia] is false, deceptive, or misleading to consumers or violates any legal requirement.”

Cargill is facing a similar class action lawsuit that was filed in July by Hawaii plaintiff Denise Howerton. Cargill filed a motion to stay the proceedings on Howerton v. Cargill until the Court decides the current case.

A Preliminary Approval Hearing is set for October 23, 2013.

The Truvia False Advertising Class Action Lawsuit is Martin, et al. v. Cargill Inc., Case No. 13-cv-2563, U.S. District Court of Minnesota.

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82 Comments

  • Mary M September 26, 2013

    My husband brought Truvia and didn’t like it. I still have it . if needed proof I can send it to them.

  • Samuel September 26, 2013

    Mary M. did you read the settlement agreement? I did not read anything regarding someone’s husband buying but not liking it getting a refund. The case has to do with its claim to be “natural”.

  • George Anna Tolbert September 26, 2013

    I, was duped about what was supposed to be natural,and i want my money back on about 90 boxes of Truvia Sugar Product.

  • michelle smith September 26, 2013

    Very disappointed this product worked really well with bakeing ,i liked it

  • Bynko September 27, 2013

    Been using this product for several years thinking it was all natural..very disappointed!

  • Mary M September 27, 2013

    Samuel. I was just saying, Yes I read it. Natural or not he still didn’t like it.

  • Kandis September 27, 2013

    When can we file ?

  • Michelle Alongi September 27, 2013

    I am a Truvia consumer that purchased this product during the timeframe mentioned I purchased the 40-packet box and found that using the product caused stomach issues and other symptoms. It was marketed as being all natural, but it was not. Please add me to the class action suit for this.

  • jamie September 27, 2013

    I too purchased several boxes of truvia and would like to be part of this class action suit.

  • joanna wood September 27, 2013

    I purchase this all the time. What are the signs of problems?

  • Roselle September 27, 2013

    I have used this for years…thinking it was safe??? OMG! Heard about it on Dr. Oz..so much for what he is talking about.. :(….Not Good. Very, very disappointed!

  • Marcella Gonzalez September 27, 2013

    I purchased this thinking it was all natural and good for me, but wow.. your company frauded many people, shame on you!

  • Leslie September 28, 2013

    It figures……right when you think your doing something healthy for your body……Bam!!!! we need to raise and grow our own food to really know what we’re about to digest!!!!!

  • Jasmine September 30, 2013

    I am glad to be an informed consumer, but disappointed in this company. What are the side effects of this product and how many will it affect?

  • Diane kelly September 30, 2013

    Changed from Splenda to trivia because it was natural and now this

  • Carol hughes September 30, 2013

    What is necessary to file claim….have this product in my kitchen as IbAm typing this

  • Monica September 30, 2013

    People are too easily lead like sheep. We are just cattle to the money mongers of the world, easy for them to experiment on by drawing the public in with various product claims. BE responsible for your own choices! TAKE the initiative to research for yourselves before going for the okie-doke. Read the labels and go for pure ingredients. Yes, costs more, but is it worth a cancer-free life? Everything you put in your mouth affects your entire body, so be careful and expend the time needed to protect yourself, because no one else is.

  • rose goldstein September 30, 2013

    I had switched many years ago from Spenda, Sweet & Low to Truvia thinking that it has “all natural ingredients”. Now, looking at the package of ingredients: erythritol stevia leaf extract, “natural flavors”. What exactly has this Company done to the multitude of consumers who believed that the ingredients were all natural and not “processed”? Are they kidding, I’ve spent over the years more than $72.

  • sandy simmons September 30, 2013

    My husband and I went on the HCG diet and for the last couple years Truvia is all we have used as a sweetner

  • peggy diehl September 30, 2013

    I have 2 BOXES in my cabinet right now. n to gt away from all the chemicals because that is what is what is killing our bodies & causing all the cancer!

  • Rich Morrison September 30, 2013

    Replaced my Splenda and equal…. Not as good as I thought

  • Richard September 30, 2013

    Is theri an onlin claim form or any other information on how to file for a claim?

  • Tina V September 30, 2013

    WOW… I been cooking and baking with it for the last 1 1/2 to 2 years… It’s sad, we as a family have tried extra hard to be healthy… anything to sell!!!

  • Melissa Nardi September 30, 2013

    I changed from Splenda and equal to truvia , and at first I was happy thinking it was a natural, but I later realized how could it be unless it’s “raw” sugar! Unfortunately I still have some left

  • Gloria Verver September 30, 2013

    And I really thought Truvia was more healthier and have been using it for many years – how can these corporations sleep at night??? Please inform me on how to join this class action lawsuit and file a claim.

  • myra w September 30, 2013

    I have an autoimmune disease and was told by Mr doctor not to use vans artificial sweetener s of and kind. So I started using Trivia because they advertised that it was a natural product. Now this.

    I should have stayed with the real naturals, agave syrup, turbindo and white sugars. At least I know that they are all truly ‘natural’.

  • janet cameron September 30, 2013

    so now what is safe & healthy to use?????

  • Thomas Reid Smith September 30, 2013

    Manufactures need to be held accountable.

  • karen September 30, 2013

    I am what you call a health nut, trying to buy only organic and natural food stuffs. I bought this sweetener because it said it was made from fruit never stating it had any artificial sweetener in it. I made sun tea almost every day and used it in the tea and on cereal for my handicapped son, not knowing I was buying artificial sweetener. In fact paying a very high price for it

  • Patricia P September 30, 2013

    Well here is another product that lured me in with it’s natural claim benefits. I dropped using Equal because Truvia claimed to be a natural sweetener. I didn’t like it as much as I liked Equal but because of its claim to be natural I used it because I prefer natural products for health reasons.

  • nadia September 30, 2013

    SOOOOOOOOOOOO disapointed. Really?? I thought their advertisement said plant based natural. This shouldn’t be allowed. 72$ is not going to cut it, the lawsuit should be for more and the brand should be banned, those people need to be in jail.

  • Lois September 30, 2013

    How do I file a claim? We have been using Truvia products for the past three and a half years.

  • Diane Rork September 30, 2013

    72 packets

  • Brian Oliver September 30, 2013

    bought the 80 count

  • Marjorie McGill September 30, 2013

    What is our world coming to. Our govt has gone haywire & now our supposedly natural products. We cant believe in any
    quotes from anyone or products on the market really digusted.

  • Allison Sammarco September 30, 2013

    Have been buying Truvia since it came out, as I was under the impression that it was natural & plant based – very disappointed – how / when can a claim be filed?

  • nikki moulesong September 30, 2013

    I am so tired of these companies lying!!!! Is organic and all natural even true anymore?

  • Barbara Denniston September 30, 2013

    What is this world coming to? Those of us who try to incorporate a heathier lifestyle…. only to find out that you can not believe what you read! I have been purchasing since it came out….purchased the 80 pack count several times.

  • Debbie September 30, 2013

    How do you file a claim, I’ve used Truvia products for years?

  • Glen September 30, 2013

    I bought this thinking its all natural and a more healthy alternative to sugar…wow

  • Marcie September 30, 2013

    Having Stage IV Cancer, I have been so careful regarding the foods I eat. I really thought Truvia was all natural. I don’t need extra chemicals in my system. I’m very upset about this.

  • Janice September 30, 2013

    I am type two diabetic and have been purchasing this product. Let me know all updates moving forward. This is concerning…….

  • Linda Wilkerson September 30, 2013

    I have purchased several containers of this product over the past few years thinking it was SAFE for me & my family. The product taste simple wonderful! But now I feel deceived. We dont need any more chemicals in our bodies! Hopefully there will be no long term effects. Sincerely, Mrs. Linda Wilkerson

  • Deborah Weber September 30, 2013

    I bought numerous boxes of this product, thinking that it was safe and natural for my husband and I. What a shame that I was duped and fell for the marketing.

  • Lonnie Rosiere September 30, 2013

    Keep us posted when the claims can be submitted for this. When Truvia was first made available a lot of people jumped on this wagon thinking this was better than other sweeteners like Equal. I was buying this for quite a while for use with coffee and tea….. Might as well just use sugar I guess.

  • Eric Pinkney September 30, 2013

    I bought several boxes of this product, thinking that it was safe and natural for me and my wife. False!

  • Donna Becker September 30, 2013

    Im beginning to understand why my friend,recovering from her cancer only eats what is grown,walking around and laid in her yard.Just threw out the box I bought last week.Where do I find a claim form.

  • Siby James Chavara September 30, 2013

    My god cant believe what happend didnt even know that these people could do this to us thinking that it was great product.

  • Glenn Blackshear September 30, 2013

    My wife has being buying and using Truvia, thinking it was a healthier alternative. Where is the claim form?

  • CLO BANKS September 30, 2013

    I’M A 73-YEAR OLD SENIOR FEMALE WHO HAS BEEN USING TRUVIA. BECAUSE I’M A DIABETIC WITH A HEART CONDITION, I THOUGHT “NATURAL” WOULD BE BETTER FOR ME. PLUS IT TASTED GOOD!! NOW, HOW CAN I FILE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE SETTLEMENT – AND GET THE CLAIM FORM?

  • robert sasko September 30, 2013

    been using for years– I feel duped— send me the forms– and the money

  • Anne Lowry October 1, 2013

    I have been using Truvia for a while, thinking it was better for my diabetes. Where do we find a claim form?

  • veronica tucker October 1, 2013

    send claim form

  • Scott French October 1, 2013

    Still using it!

  • Kevin Rudek October 1, 2013

    Where do I find a claim form?

  • christine October 1, 2013

    this really ticks me off…how can these companies get away with things like this…what is $5 million to them. People who buy these things buy them because they are trying to be healthy and stay away from GMO products. These people should be liable for fraud.

  • Bonnie Sanford October 1, 2013

    I’ve used this product & was believing I it was a natural sweetener and I’m very disappointed to find out I’ve been taken for a fool.

  • Denise Bakke October 1, 2013

    I’ve used this product under false advertising

  • Gloria Black October 1, 2013

    My mother and I are diabetic. I have been buying this product for a while thinking I’m getting a natural sweeter for diabetes.

  • Christa Hall October 1, 2013

    How do we prove we used Truvia up to a year ago and why do they not have to admit liability?

  • Rachael October 1, 2013

    Wow, I’ve bought a box of this almost every month for the last couple of years. I knew I shouldn’t trust Cargill, but there were so many good things out there about Stevia. Should’ve known better. Buying a natural product mass produced and marketed into mass retailers is never smart.

  • Sherry October 1, 2013

    I am so disappointed. I still have this product in my Kitchen! I will remove it and tell all my friends. My mother and husband are diabetic…

  • Beverly wisdom October 1, 2013

    I bought this product for 6 weeks straight using 6 packs a day as part of my diet plan and doctor’s recommendation. If I didn’t get what I was paying for I would like all my money back.

  • ak October 2, 2013

    were’s the claim form….

  • SMOCHA October 2, 2013

    WHERE IS THE CLAIM FORM? LIKE SO MANY OTHER CLASS ACTION SUITS THE ADMINISTRATOR ALWAYS PUTS UP ROAD BLOCKS FOR THE CLASS MEMBERS SO THAT IN THE END MOST OF THE MONEY GOES TO LAWYERS & ADMINISTRATORS FAVORITE CHARITY(THEMSELVES).

  • jordan da mauer October 2, 2013

    i bought 8 big boxes 72 count of this stuff.. going for the 72 dollars

  • Hope Moeller October 2, 2013

    I agree – where’s the claim form – I’ve been buying and promoting since product first came out!

  • Kris Albitz October 2, 2013

    We have purchased well over 12 Truvia products since July 2008 and request the cash refund please. Thank you!

  • Steven G Simpson October 2, 2013

    I am a diabetic and I used this stuff in everything – tea coffee my pies and cakes and home made pancakes – and come to find out it was all a lie – I could not control my sugar – for this period of time and now have diabetic ulcers on my big toes…

  • charlene tate October 2, 2013

    I am diabetic and thought I was buying a good product.

  • Wanda Esker October 2, 2013

    I am a diabetic and bought Truvia products thinking it would be better to use it, my blood sugar went up and it took me a month to find out that it was the Truvia sweetner that I was using to bake with, also used in cereals and coffee. When I quit using it, I got my blood sugar back in control.

  • hadassah October 3, 2013

    use a few times felt the side effects.

  • Donna Abrons October 4, 2013

    I have been using truvia since it came out and still using it what do i have to do for claim?

  • Jackie Powell October 6, 2013

    Please send claim form.

  • Debra October 6, 2013

    where are the claim forms?

  • marie October 10, 2013

    Buy natural or organic Stevia and you will feel just fine…

  • Michelle G October 11, 2013

    how do we file for this. My family members and I had used this often. We were really duped. Again. Many of these “natural” companies are frauds and the reason we buy these products and pay a premium is because we think that they are good for us.

  • Sandra October 15, 2013

    I purchase this item at an 80c. I have been thinking all this time that it was all nature. How do we apply for this claim?

  • Caroline October 17, 2013

    #79 Caroline
    I want to file a claim.

  • Bertha D Marin November 7, 2013

    Should we stop using it? My husband is a diabetic. Please us a claim form, we want to file.

  • Brian Hunter January 8, 2014

    Wow ! I have been using it for a few years thinking it was a natural product in its raw form. I even bought other products such as Crystal lite because one certain type had it listed in the ingredients. We need a truth in advertising and a GMO warning system in this country !

  • DMedia February 18, 2014

    I have used this product a number of times. Each time I experienced abdominal pain as bad as labor pains, and could not stop throwing up for hours. The first time I used it, I though the abdominal distress must have been food poison.
    Each time I had these symptoms I would blame it on something else – a virus, food poison .. was not sure what was causing the trouble. The other night after eating out with friends – I put some truvia in my tea … we all ate the same food, no one was sick, I was the only one who experienced abdominal pain so bad that I thought I was going to have to go to the emergency room. After throwing up for hours I started to get blood blisters under my eyes………..terrible suffering………… I can now look back and see a pattern………… each time I have had one of these bad bouts I have either baked with truvia or added it to my tea. Terrible product!

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