A false advertising class-action lawsuit
was filed against Arizona Canning Company and Stater Bros. Markets in October 2016 (and transferred to federal court in November 2016). According to the complaint, the company deceives consumers by packaging Sun Vista whole bean products in opaque containers with labels showing images of beans with little to no water when the containers have a significant amount of water. (Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint
in February 2018.) (Beckman et al v. Arizona Canning Company, LLC, Stater Bros. Markets, and Does 1-10
, Case No. 16-cv-2792, S. 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.