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Kroger Customers Get Class Certification in Bread Crumbs Lawsuit

Nov. 11, 2020, 12:28 AM

Kroger Co. customers who bought certain packages of bread crumbs with labels that are allegedly misleading about trans fats received class certification Monday from a California federal judge.

Shavonda Hawkins is the named plaintiff in the suit, which accuses Kroger of misleading consumers with its “0g trans fat per serving” label, which is purportedly applied despite the use of partially hydrogenated oil. Last year, Kroger was ordered to pay nearly $10,000 to reimburse Hawkins for expenses during discovery.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California held that the class action met the typicality requirement, rejecting Kroger’s argument...

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