BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A class-action lawsuit claims that Wegmans vanilla ice cream is misleading and does not actually contain vanilla.
A complaint was filed on Friday in federal court by by Quincy Steele, of Pennsylvania, and Jimmy Arriola, of New York, on behalf of all customers.
The lawsuit states, in part:
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.
The Products’ vanilla ice cream is not flavored only by vanilla but contains flavors derived from non-vanilla sources, which is misleading to consumers.
This is revealed through the ingredient lists indicating the Products contain “natural flavors” as indicated in the sections below corresponding to the different product lines.
The spokesperson for Wegmans issued this statement:
"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."