(WXYZ) - Nutella maker Ferrero has agreed to pay out three million dollars in a lawsuit filed over deceptive advertising.
The lawsuit was initiated by a San Diego mother of a 4-year-old daughter, who said that she was deceived by advertising claiming that the chocolate spread was nutritious.
Nutella contains 21 grams of sugar per serving with half of the serving's 200 calories coming from fat. Facts which are clearly stated on the label.
Ferrero must also remove any misleading health claims from its television commercials, labels and the company's website.
The class action suit will pay out the three million dollar settlement in increments of about $20 depending on the amount of claimants. Anyone who bought Nutella between Jan. 1, 2008 and Feb. 3, 2012, (or Aug. 1, 2009 and Jan. 23, 2012 in California) can file a claim.
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