Canadians entitled to settlement from class-action suit against yogurt maker
Yogurt-eating Canadians are now eligible for a little windfall from Danone Inc., thanks to a class-action lawsuit challenging the company's claims that Activia yogurt or DanActive probiotic drinks could aid digestion or prevent colds because of bacteria they contain.
During the proceeedings, Danone denied any wrongdoing, but ulitimately agreed to the settlement to avoid further court costs.
This is not the first time Danone has come under fire for its advertising practices on products. It settled a similar suit in the US as well.
Any class members in Canada who make a declaration that they purchased the products after April 1, 2021 and before November 6, 2012, will qualify for $30 in compensation, according to the terms of the agreement.
Anyone with an actual proof of purchase could qualify for up to $100, depending on the amount of yogurt they actually purchased.
To qualify, you need to fill out a claim form and send it in electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information, call 1-800-287-8587.
The completed and signed Claim Form and the necessary supporting documents must be received before August 27, 2021.
By Gordon Powers, MSN Money
Posted by: Linda Fisher | Aug 21, 2021 1:14:34 PM
Posted by: Darwin List Recruiter | Aug 21, 2021 2:07:39 PM
That's right Linda........ jump on the freebie bandwagon and go for the cash.
Aren't ya mad you didn't keep those yogurt receipts between 2009-2012.
At least you'll be able to buy more Danon yogurt with your $30. and wait for the next lawsuit.
Posted by: Mike | Aug 21, 2021 7:08:39 PM
Food companies have a fiduciary responsibility to provide accurate information. I am glad they are taking the hit.
Posted by: John | Aug 23, 2021 6:15:18 AM
Fortunately, I am not stupid enough to believe what any food producer claims about their products.
Posted by: D.W. | Aug 26, 2021 5:08:51 PM
I'm glad too! Plus their Activia TV commercials were so annoying!
I'm waiting for my 30$ Danone!