Popcorn Snack Maker Hit With Slack-Fill Suit

By Rachel Graf (March 7, 2018, 8:47 PM EST) -- The maker of popcorn chips called Popcorners fills the bags more than halfway with unnecessary empty space, essentially making consumers pay for air, says a proposed class action filed Wednesday in New York federal court.

Derrick Reaves alleges BFY Brands Inc. fills its bags of Popcorners with 54 percent empty space, or slack-fill, while competing Doritos Popcorn products have just 29 percent slack-fill. Consumers would not have paid the list price for these products had they known their true contents, the suit says.

"When consumers purchase a package of defendant's product, they are getting fewer chips than they bargained for," the...

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