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Kraft Will Pay $16 Million, Change Label on Maxwell House Coffee

July 14, 2021, 7:02 PM

Kraft Heinz Foods Co. got final approval from a federal court in Florida of a $16 million settlement that resolves a nationwide class action claiming Maxwell House and Yuban ground coffee containers overstate how many cups they will produce.

Kimberly E. Ferron sued in 2020, claiming Kraft deceptively and unlawfully packaged, marketed, and labeled ground coffee as containing enough of the product to make a certain number of cups of coffee. The quantities didn’t pan out even when the user followed the package’s directions exactly, the complaint alleged.

The parties got preliminary approval of the deal in January. It includes ...