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Kroger’s $1.2 Million False Advertising Settlement Gets Final Approval

Kroger Co. and consumers secured a California federal court’s approval for a $1.2 million deal resolving allegations that the grocery chain deceptively portrayed bread crumbs as free of trans fats.

Shavonda Hawkins alleged that Kroger Bread Crumbs were marketed as having “0g Trans Fat Per Serving” when they were made with partially hydrogenated oil, a type of trans fat.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California in 2020 certified a class of California citizens who bought affected bread crumbs between Jan. 1, 2010, and Dec. 31, 2015. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied Kroger’s bid for a quick appeal.

Read the source article at news.bloomberglaw.com

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