January 2020: A federal judge found that reasonable consumers would know that menu items with “Krab Mix” do not contain any real crab meat and dismissed this case.
November 2019: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Case No. 19-cv-2252, C.D. Cal.)
October 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against P.F. Chang’s China Bistro for allegedly misleadingly advertising that items on its menu – including its Kung Pao Dragon Roll, Shrimp Tempura Roll, and California Roll – contain “Krab Mix” when, according to plaintiffs, the food does not contain any crab meat. (Kang et al v. P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc., Case No. CIVDS1931220, California State Court – San Bernardino)