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Size Matters in Pret A Manger Slack-fill Suit

Aug. 3, 2017, 4:48 PM

Pret A Manger sandwich wraps have less wrap and more packaging than certain consumers would like to see (Lau v. Pret A Manger (USA) Ltd., S.D.N.Y., No. 17-cv-05775, complaint filed 7/31/17).

Yee Ting Lau filed a class action suit July 31 alleging the slack-fill in Pret A Manger’s sandwich packaging is excessive and misleading to customers. Opaque wrapping makes it impossible for consumers to see empty space in the packaging, Lau says.

Lau alleges that the slack-fill violates the Federal Food Drug & Cosmetic Act and other laws prohibiting misbranding. Lau seeks monetary damages and for the restaurant...

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