The Dole Fruit Lawsuit Has Been Settled & You May Get Up to $18

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Have you bought Dole brand or Dole Fruit Bowls in the past 6 years? Here’s the scoop on the class action lawsuit.

A class action lawsuit against Dole has been settled.

The well-established fruit company, Dole, has found themselves involved in a class action lawsuit with claims of false advertising. A recent class action lawsuit, Blankenship v. Dole Packaged Foods, LLC, alleged that the fruit company mislabeled its fruit products as being “in 100% juice” or “in 100% fruit juice.”

It turns out that the fruit packages contained trace amounts of ascorbic acid and/or citric acid. Dole contends the term was used to distinguish it from fruit stored in syrup or water and not an exhaustive statement of the product’s ingredients. Instead of hashing it out in court, the two parties decided to settle.

Though the court may not have ruled in anyone’s favor, consumers are still entitled to a cash payout. 💵

dole cherry mixed fruit cups in hand

Do you qualify to receive a cash settlement from the Dole lawsuit?

You qualify to be a Class Member if you purchased, for non-commercial use and not for the purposes of resale, any included fruit products between January 12, 2017, and June 27, 2023 in the United States or any of its territories.

Eligible items are Dole brand and Dole Fruit Bowls brand products, including Cherry Mixed Fruit; Diced Apples; Diced Pears; Diced/Chunk Mango; Papaya Mango; Peach Mango; Mandarin Oranges; Pineapple Tidbits/Slices/Chunks/Crushed; Mixed Fruit; Pineapple Paradise; Red Grapefruit Sunrise; Melon Medley; Tropical Fruit; or Diced/Sliced Peaches labeled “in 100% juice” or “in 100% fruit juice.”

Dole Cherry Mixed Fruit Bowls

How much money are you eligible to receive from the Dole lawsuit?

If you qualified as a Class Member, you’re entitled to a cash award. If you have proof of purchase of the eligible products you may receive a cash refund of up to $18. Without proof of purchase of the eligible products, you may receive a cash refund of up to $9. Note that only one claim per household is eligible.

How do you file a claim?

You must file a valid claim in a timely manner. Visit to submit a claim. You can file electronically right on the website. If you prefer to send your paperwork via snail mail, you can print the form HERE and send it to:

Settlement Administrator at Fruit Marketing Settlement
1650 Arch St., Ste. 2210
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The deadline to postmark or submit your claim is September 25, 2023.

If you need more information about how to object or opt out of the settlement, you can find most questions answered on this FAQ page or contact the settlement administrator HERE!

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About the writer:

With a bachelor’s degree in communication and political science, Leslie has over 12 years of experience in the deal industry as a content writer and editor.

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