Tabasco by McLhenny Hot Sauce Products “Made in the USA” Class Action Settlement ( California Only)

Class Eligibility

All retail consumers who made purchases in California of any McIlhenny Company products, including but not limited to pepper sauces, condiments, jellies and giftware, over a period beginning four years prior to September 15, 2015 up to March 19, 2018, the date of Preliminary Approval of the Class Settlement and Release Agreement. McIlhenny Company products includes but is not limited to products manufactured or sold by McIlhenny as well as products bearing its name that were manufactured for or under license from McIlhenny.

Estimated Amount


With proof of purchase you may receive up to a full refund. Without you will receive up to $2.50. Please remember that the settlement will be adjusted based on the number of claims received

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

Iraj Dowlatshahi v. McIlhenny Company,
Case No. 30-2017-009911222-CU-NP-CXC,

Superior Court of California, County of Orange

Case Summary

The lawsuit claims that McIlhenny Company violated California law by making inaccurate representations as to the country of origin of its Tabasco® brand products. Specifically, the lawsuit claims that McIlhenny Company violated California law by describing its products on its packaging, labeling and promotional materials as “Made in the U.S.A.” when portions of its product were allegedly foreign sourced. The Plaintiff claims that in doing so, McIlhenny Company violated California laws that protect consumers: the Unfair Competition Law, California Business & Professions Code §§ 17200 et seq., the False Advertising Law, California Business & Professions Code §§ 17500 et seq., and its Consumers Legal Remedies Act, California Business & Professions Code §§ 1770(a)(2), (4), (5), (7) and (9). McIlhenny Company denies that it did anything wrong.

Settlement Pool





Dowlatshahi v. McIlhenny Settlement Administrator

Kurtzman Carson Consultants

P.O. Box 404054

Louisville, KY 40233-4054