Quorn Food Products, known for its vegetarian and vegan foods, has agreed to settle a lawsuit claiming the company misled consumers.

The Class Action lawsuit, which was filed in the Federal District Court for the district of Central California, alleges that Quorn Foods, Inc., misled consumers into buying products made from fermented mold (a type of fungi), not mushroom-based protein as the plaintiff claims the product package implies. 

The plaintiff, Kimberly Birbrower, brought this action on behalf of all consumers in the United States that purchased Quorn Food Products between Jan. 26, 2012 and Dec. 14, 2016. Quorn has denied the allegations. The case is Birbrower v Quorn Foods Inc, Case Number CV-16-1346 DMG (AJWx).

The parties have agreed to a nationwide class action settlement that was preliminarily approved by a U.S. District Court Judge for the Central District of California.

The settlement is not to be construed as an admission of any wrongdoing by Quorn whatsoever, and Quorn has and continues to deny any wrongdoing and disputes plaintiff's claims.

"We are pleased with the Settlement which we believe provides an excellent outcome for the Class," says Lead counsel on behalf of the Class, Jason Frank of Frank Sims & Stolper LLP, a law firm based in Southern California.

Class members may be entitled to a full refund for purchases made during the class period with a proof of purchase, or other monetary remedies as provided for in the Settlement.

Specific information concerning the Settlement can be found at www.QuornFoodsSettlement.com. Updates will be posted at www.QuornFoodsSettlement.com as information about the Settlement process becomes available.