The Packaging of Kirkland Signature Premium Chunk Chicken Breast

February 2018: Plaintiffs filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the order dismissing this case.

January 2018: A federal judge granted the company’s motion to dismiss concluding that plaintiffs’ claims are preempted and plaintiffs cannot plausibly state that the label is false or misleading. To read the full decision, click here.

October 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Costco for allegedly deceptively packaging Kirkland Signature Premium Chunk Chicken Breast. According to the complaint, the label says the net weight of each can is 12.5 ounces when, according to plaintiffs, each can contains water and only “slightly more than seven ounces of chicken.” (An amended complaint was filed in March 2017.) (La Vigne et al v. Costco Wholesale Corp., Case No. 16-cv-7924, S. D. NY.)

For more information about slack-filled packaging and TINA.org’s coverage of the issue, click here.

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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.

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