Wegmans Sued Over Its Vanilla Ice Cream

Complaint cites non vanilla sources
Vanilla ice cream
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(WBEN) - Wegmans is being hauled into court over its vanilla ice cream.

A class action suit claims Wegmans use of the word "vanilla" is misleading consumers.  

Two men in New York and Pennsylvania say the front label indicates the flavor of the ice cream comes from the vanilla plant - but the ingredient list on the package indicates it contains flavors derived from non vanilla sources.

A statement from Wegmans says they take great pride in the quality of  Wegmans brand products and the labeling of the ice cream fully complies with all regulations and industry standards and is not misleading in any way. 

The complaint was filed by Quincy Steele of Pennsylvania and Jimmy Arriola of New York City, on behalf of customers in seven states where Wegmans does business.