Boulder Brands Glutino Gluten-Free Pretzels Slack Fill Class Action

Consumers make quick judgments when they’re buying items, whether in stores or online, and one of the things that influences them is the size of the packaging. A larger size can indicate a better value, if the box or bottle is opaque; most consumers don’t look at net weight or other details, except for those  Read more

Glutino Gluten-Free Pretzels

Ferrara Candy Slack Fill Settlement

Ferrara Candy Co. is settling a class action alleging that its candy is packed in oversized boxes containing too much empty space. The complaint claims that this deceives consumers as to how much candy they’re getting and violates a number of laws, including California’s False Advertising Law, its Unfair Competition Law, and its Consumers Legal  Read more

Alessi Autentico Premium Risotto Underfilled Containers Class Action

Plaintiff Anthony Buso bought Vigo Importing Company’s Alessi Autentico Premium Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms, he claims, only to find that the box was more than 70% empty. The complaint for this class action claims that the Alessi containers have too much slack fill and deceive consumers about the amount of product inside.   Read more

Alessi Risotto Container

Unilever Knorr Pasta Sides Alfredo and Other Varieties Slack Fill California Class Action

Packaging should not promise consumers more than it delivers. Laws like California’s Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (CFPLA), a part of its Business & Professions Code, are meant to protect consumers against “deception or misrepresentation.” But the complaint for this class action claims that Unilever United States packages its Knorr Pasta Sides Alfredo product with  Read more

Knorr Pasta Sides, Alfredo Variety

Takis Rolled Tortilla Chips Bag Excessive Slack Fill Class Action

The complaint for this class action claims that when plaintiff Aurora Morrison bought two bags of Takis Rolled Tortilla Chips, the bags contained as much as 64% slack fill, meaning that they were more than half empty. The federal Food Drug & Cosmetic Act (FDCA) declares that a food is misbranded “[i]f its container is  Read more

Coexist Nutrition 22 Days Plant Power Protein Powder Slack Fill Class Action

The container for Coexist Nutrition’s 22 Days Nutrition Plant Power Protein Powder Supplement is seven inches tall, but according to the complaint for this class action, only the bottom three inches are filled with product; the remainder of the container is nonfunctional slack fill, or unnecessary empty space. The complaint alleges violations of laws on  Read more

CVS Pharmacy Underfilled Red Fish Candy Bags Class Action

Does CVS Pharmacy underfill its 5.5 oz. bags of Gold Emblem red fish candy? According to the complaint for this class action, it does, and the amount of slack fill is considerable. State and federal laws prohibit too much non-functional slack fill, and none of the acceptable functions for slack fill seem to apply to  Read more

Tootsie Roll’s Junior Mints Box Non-Functional Slack Fill Class Action

We love our movie candy, but according to this complaint the 3.5 ounce box of Junior Mints violates the Federal Food Drug & Cosmetic Act (FDCA) as well as New York state laws because of the amount of non-functional slack-fill the opaque boxes contain. In fact, the complaint alleges that 43% of the Junior Mints  Read more

Fruit Bliss Organic Fruit Products Excessive Slack Fill California Class Action

According to the complaint for this class action, plaintiff Anthony Buso was “surprised and disappointed” to find that the bag of Fruit Bliss Organic Deglet Nour Dates he’d purchased was 80% empty. California’s Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (CFPLA) says, “A container that does not allow the consumer to fully view its contents shall be  Read more

Clean Scent False Top, Bottom, and Sidewall Slack Fill California Class Action

When plaintiff Michael Gonzales brought home Fusion’s Clean scent, the complaint for this class action says, he was disappointed to find great deal of difference between the outer size of the box and the size of the actual product because of a false bottom, false sidewalls, and false top. The complaint alleges that the product  Read more