In February 2017, a class-action lawsuit
was filed against Just Born for allegedly deceptively using slack-fill
ed packaging for candy. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the boxes of Mike and Ike® and Hot Tamales® candy are 46% empty space. The lawsuit was originally filed in state court and transferred to federal court in March 2017. (Escobar et al v. Just Born, Inc.
, Case No. 17-cv-1826, C. D. CA.)
For more information about other class-action lawsuits regarding slack-filled packaging and TINA.org’s coverage of them, click here.
You know when you buy a big bag of chips, and you’re all psyched for a feast, and then it turns out there are like, three chips in the bag? That bag is slack filled.