Boxes of Barilla Pasta
July 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Barilla for allegedly deceptively packaging its pastas. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the company deceptively uses the same size boxes for its regular and specialized pastas when the boxes actually contain different amounts of pasta. For example, the box of regular elbow-shaped pasta has 16 ounces of pasta, the box of ProteinPLUS elbows has 14.5 ounces of pasta, and the box of Whole Grain elbows has 13.25 ounces of pasta. (Berni et al v. Barilla S.p.A., Barilla America Inc., and Barilla USA, Case No. 16-cv-4196, E. D. NY.)
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