$7M Settlement from Bertolli Olive Oil, Payments Up to $25 or More for Those Affected

What’s The Bertolli Olive Oil Settlement About?

The lawsuit alleges that that Deoleo marketed and sold its Bertolli brand of olive oil with the representation “Imported from Italy,” although most of the oil was extracted in countries other than Italy, from olives grown in those countries. The lawsuit also alleged that, with respect to the olive oil labeled “Extra Virgin,” Deoleo’s procurement, bottling, and distribution practices did not adequately ensure that the oil would meet the “extra virgin” standard through the date of retail sale or the “best by” date on the bottles

Bertolli Olive Oil settlement

Who’s Eligible?

You’re eligible for a portion of this if you purchased the following products in the following dates:

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – May 23, 2010 through April 16, 2018
  • Classico or Extra Light Olive Oil – May 23, 2010 through December 31, 2015

What Products Are Included?

  • Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Bertolli Classico Olive Oil
  • Bertolli Extra Light Olive Oil

How Much Do I Get?

If you timely file a claim that complies with the instructions on the claim form and in this notice, you will receive a refund per Product purchased. The amounts that you can receive are set forth in the following table:

Product Purchase Date Minimum Payment per Product Purchased (subject to pro-rata reduction if large number of claims are received) Maximum Payment per Product Purchased (if small number of claims received)

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

May 23, 2010 through December 31, 2015

$1.75

$8.75

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

January 1, 2016 through April 16, 2018

$0.75

$3.75

Classico or Extra Light Olive Oil

May 23, 2010 through December 31, 2015

$1.50

$7.50

Your household can make a claim for only up to five Product purchases and will receive a maximum combined recovery of $25 for all claimed purchases, unless you submit proof of purchase. There is no limit on the total recovery for items for which you submit proof of purchase. “Proof of purchase” means itemized retail sales receipts showing, at a minimum, the name of the product, and the date, place and amount of purchase. “Household” means one or more persons living at the same address.

Do Not Submit False Claims

Please do not submit fraudulent claims for these settlement rebates. It takes money away from those who deserve a reimbursement, and furthermore it is illegal. You’re usually required to acknowledge something along these lines:

I certify under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States that all of the information provided on this Claim Form is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.


Settlement Details


HT: DoC

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