Wegmans faces ice cream lawsuit | WHEC.com

Wegmans faces ice cream lawsuit

Lynette Adams
Updated: October 09, 2019 07:52 AM
Created: October 09, 2019 07:10 AM

NEW YORK (WHEC) — Wegmans has been slapped with a class action lawsuit.

The suit was filed by two customers in federal court on Friday. They accuse the supermarket chain of misleading consumers by labeling products as vanilla ice cream when the ice cream does not contain real vanilla but non-vanilla "natural flavoring" instead.

"The front label statements of 'vanilla ice cream' are understood by consumers to identify a product where the characterizing flavor is vanilla and supplied to the Products only from the vanilla plant," reads the complaint. "The Products’ vanilla ice cream is not flavored only by vanilla but contains flavors derived from non-vanilla sources, which is misleading to consumers."

A Wegmans spokesperson said in a statement to WGRZ, "We take great pride in the quality of all of our Wegmans Brand products. We believe that the labeling of our ice cream fully complies with all regulations and industry standards, and is not misleading in any way."

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