In September 2019, a class-action lawsuit
was filed against General Mills for allegedly deceptively using slack-fill
ed cardboard boxes for its breakfast cereals – including Golden Grahams and Honey Nut Cheerios – to make consumers believe that they are getting more cereal than they actually are. According to the complaint, the boxes of cereals contain approximately 30% empty space. (Gabriel et al v. General Mills, Inc. et al
, Case No. 19-cv-8339, C. D. CA.)
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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.