Kraft Dodges Subclass, Cuts 'Sensible' Claims From Labels

Law360, New York (September 11, 2012, 5:24 PM EDT) -- Kraft Foods Inc. on Friday agreed to stop using certain wholesomeness claims on snack packages in order to avoid the prospect of facing certified subclasses of consumers who purchased cookie and cracker products in a suit in California federal court over allegedly misleading labels.

U.S. District Judge George H. Wu told Kraft last month he would certify eight subclasses of consumers who purchased Kraft's Ginger Snaps, Teddy Grahams, Honey Maid Grahams, Ritz Crackers and Premium Saltines, unless the company agreed to stop using several of the...
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