Who is a Class Member

Anyone who purchased (for personal use) Frontera and Salpica branded products with terms like “All Natural” and “100% Natural” on the label.

Settlement Amount

$ 3,950,000

Proof of Purchase

Payment options available for Class Members with or without proof of purchase but they must submit claim forms.

Important Dates

11/27/17: Deadline to submit a claim form. This is the only way to receive payment

11/27/17: Deadline to file an objection about any settlement you don’t like or feel is not fair.

11/27/17: Deadline to get out of the lawsuit and the settlement

12/04/17: Deadline to go to court and speak about the settlement

Settlement Notes

  • ·In re: Barnes, et al v. River North Foods, Inc., Case No. 16-459
  • Pending in St. Clair County Circuit Court, Illinois

Class members in the Barnes, et al versus River North Foods, Inc., claim that the packaging on some Frontera and Salpica branded products was false and deceptive. These include products that are described on the label as “All Natural” yet they contain synthetic ingredients and also describe “sugar” as “evaporated cane juice”.

The River North Foods Inc., are the defendants in this case and the class action was filed against them because of their marketing practices.

If you purchased allegedly falsely labeled Frontera and Salpica branded products between September 1, 2011 and September 11, 2017, you may be an eligible Class Member. But purchase of these products must have been done within the United States for personal use and not for resale. The Frontera and Salpica branded products being considered in this case are the ones with the term “Natural” or “All Natural” or “100% natural”.

They also have words like evaporated cane juice; Evaporated Cane Sugar; Evaporated Cane Juice Sugar; citric acid; xanthan; xanthan gum; disodium phosphate; dipotassium phosphate; and/or sodium citrate. Other words appearing on the products’ labels are listed in the Fourth Amended Class Action Complaint.

Those without Proof of Purchase may get a benefit of $0.50 per Unit purchased for up to 10 units or $5.00 per household. If you have Proof of Purchase, then you may get $0.50 per Unit purchased for up to 20 Units or $10 per household.

There are factors that may make Class Members receive less money such as the number of valid claims that were actually submitted.

The settlement administrator approved by the court is Heffler Claims.

Contact Information

For more information please call 1-800-481-79447

Settlement Website



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