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

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

  1. Annoyed in MA says:

    This one is odd. Only Ca.? I think it should be all the states, these products are located in all 50 states as far as I know.

    ADMIN – Hi Dranon,

    You can always get a hold of a lawyer in your area and see if they are willing to get something started.

  2. Jason Gondola says:

    I am no longer holding a California address and left California to travel the country in my RV and doing a 5 year road trip. My question is that If I am no longer in California I should still be able to apply for this right. I am still governed by California state law as I am still a California resident. Can I still be compensated.

    ADMIN – Hi Jason,

    I believe you can.

  3. Cynthia Cowell says:

    What if I lived in California prior to Sep 2015 and purchased the product during that time period?

    ADMIN – Hi Cynthia,

    As long as you can prove it.

  4. Sandra Miller says:

    I purchased while renting a vacation home in San Diego. Hopefully, that qualifies me. I think it should be extended to other states, too.

    ADMIN – Hi Sandra,

    Consider submitting a claim particularly if you have proof of purchase. If a state has laws related to false advertising similar to California law they can certainly go after this company and probably obtain a settlement.

  5. Waxme Beavers says:

    “If you are a consumer and purchased any McIlhenny Company Tabasco® brand products in California”.
    I bought some while visiting CA. Does that count?

    ADMIN – Hi Waxme,

    I don’t see an exclusion for non-residents. Give it a try specially if you have proof of purchase.

  6. Kristel Rose says:

    I buy Tabasco products often.

  7. Jerry says:

    It says you may receive up to the full refund: Is that the $2.50 or are they suggesting more? I have several receipts for this product from the past and I live in CA

    ADMIN – Hi Jerry,

    In some instances it is more. Some Tabasco products are pretty pricey.

  8. Michael Head says:

    I still have many Tabasco products use often I definitely qualify

    ADMIN – Hi Michael,

    Consider filing a claim.

  9. DW Campbell says:

    I’m eligible for this, would like to act on it, but can’t- the link is no good

    ADMIN – Hi DW,

    You are not eligible anymore as the deadline has passed. That is the reason the link does not work.

  10. jim eagle says:

    I have bought The Green Tabasco in large and small bottles for years at least three a month.
    My wife as well as myself use in/on every meal.

    ADMIN – Hi Jim,

    Us too! If the deadline has not passed by all means file a claim.

  11. Sophia Wince says:

    I purchase both the red and green sauce regular

  12. ryan romero says:

    how do i become part of the lawsuit

    ADMIN – Hi Ryan,

    You can’t. The deadline has passed.

  13. David Sullivan says:

    Checks are out today.

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