Kellogg ‘Healthy’ Cereals $13M Settlement

Kellogg has agreed to make the payments within 90 days, subject to approval by a federal judge. The payment amount is less than half of what Kellogg would have paid had it gone through with its 2017 lawsuit.

Kellogg’s has been ordered to pay $13M in damages to people who bought their “healthy” cereal. The company was found guilty of falsely advertising the health benefits of their cereals.

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Consumers who bought select Kellogg cereals branded “heart healthy” or “lightly sweetened” would benefit from a $13 million settlement reached by Kellogg Sales Co. Kellogg was accused of breaking the law by labeling three of its cereals with specific nutritional claims despite the fact that plaintiffs claimed the goods contained excessive quantities of sugar, according to the Kellogg class action complaint.

Anyone in the United States who bought one of the Class Products for personal use and not for resale between August 29, 2012 and May 1, 2020 is part of the Kellogg class action settlement class. The Settlement applies to the following Class Products: 

  • Kellogg’s Original Raisin Bran and Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Crunch cereals in a heart-healthy box.
  • Kellogg’s Smart Start Original Antioxidants cereal with the words “heart healthy” and/or “lightly sweetened” on the box.
  • Big Bites (Original variety), Little Bites (Chocolate or Cinnamon Roll varieties), or Touch of Fruit in the Middle (Mixed Berry and Raspberry varieties) Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size (Original, Maple Brown Sugar, Strawberry, or Blueberry varieties), Big Bites (Original variety), Little Bites (Chocolate or Cinnamon Roll varieties), or Touch of Fruit in the Middle (Mixed Berry and Raspberry

The business has disputed all of the allegations, and the Court has not decided in either party’s favor. 

To minimize the expense and dangers of litigation, the parties have agreed to the Kellogg class action settlement.


Class Members who file a successful claim will be compensated depending on the kind and quantity of Class Products they bought during the Class Period.

Unless the Class Member submits proof of purchase, claims are limited to two boxes of Raisin Bran and Frosted Mini-Wheats per month and one box of Smart Start per month.

Claims that contain evidence of purchase have no limit. 

The average reward is expected to be about $16.09; however, the exact amount of each Class Member’s award will be determined by the number of claims filed and the claimant’s purchasing history. Each payment’s ultimate amount may differ from what was anticipated.

Kellogg has consented to provide injunctive remedies in relation to the claims made on the Class Products’ labels, in addition to monetary compensation.


The Settlement’s final hearing is set on November 18, 2021.

The deadline to opt out of the Settlement or to protest to it is September 7, 2021.

By Sept. 7, 2021, claim forms must also be filed.

The “stephen hadley vs kellogg” is a legal case that was filed in 2013. Kellogg has agreed to pay $13M to settle the case.

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