Werther's Candy Maker Settles Suit Over Underfilled Bags

By Rachel Graf (June 11, 2018, 1:56 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Friday dismissed a proposed class action alleging the maker of Werther's Original sugar-free chew caramels purposefully underfills the packages of candies, saying the parties had reached an undisclosed settlement.

U.S. District Judge Vincent L. Briccetti said Jeffrey Kpakpoe-Awei and Chicago-based Storck USA LP reached an agreement to end allegations that the company fills the 2.75-ounce bags of caramels with unnecessary empty space that misrepresents the amount of chews that are actually in the container. The suit had also argued bigger bags of the same product have less empty space, indicating this excess air doesn't serve...

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