Class Cert. Denied In ConAgra Popcorn Action

Law360, New York (August 27, 2010, 12:29 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has denied certification to a proposed class of consumers that accuse ConAgra Foods Inc. of continuing to use butter-flavoring chemical diacetyl in its Orville Redenbacher and Act II brands of microwave popcorn despite making claims to the contrary amid health concerns.

Judge S. James Otero of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Thursday shot down plaintiff Courtney Fine's bid for a class of Californians who purchased ConAgra microwave popcorn after Sept. 1, 2007, ruling that many class members...
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