Bloomberg Law
Oct. 23, 2020, 1:45 PM

Stonefire Naan $1.9 Million False Ad Deal Gets Early Nod

Julie Steinberg
Julie Steinberg

Stonefire Naan bread consumers got an Illinois federal court’s tentative nod for a $1.9 million nationwide class settlement resolving allegations that FGF Brands Inc. fooled them into thinking the mass-produced breads are hand-baked in traditional tandoor ovens.

The deal, which provides class members $2.50 for each product purchased, was preliminarily approved Thursday by Judge Robert W. Gettleman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, according to a docket order.

Emily Friend alleged FGF Brands, a Canadian company, and its American unit FGF USA Brands Inc., tout their products as “hand-stretched and tandoor oven-baked to honor 2,000 ...