Consumers Win Class Cert In Kraft Packaging Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (August 23, 2012, 8:35 PM EDT) -- A California judge said Thursday that he plans to certify two subclasses of consumers who claim Kraft Foods Inc. mislabeled Vegetable Thin and Ritz crackers as "made with real vegetables," saying class members will be allowed to sue Kraft to block the products' packaging.

In a tentative decision Thursday, U.S. District Judge George H. Wu said he will find allegations by eight other proposed subclasses of purchasers of various Kraft products moot if the food maker agrees to a court order mandating compliance with an executive's promise not to use certain labeling. But the judge said he plans to certify two...

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