In November 2018, a class-action lawsuit
was filed against Storck USA L.P. for allegedly deceptively using slack-fill
ed packaging for Werther’s Original Caramel Hard Candies. Specifically, the complaint claims that the opaque packages contain more than 40% empty space. (Woods et al v. Storck USA L.P.
, Case No. 18-cv-2409, 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.