Wise Foods Beats Class Action Over Artificially Flavored Chips

By Jonathan Capriel (July 27, 2021, 9:01 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge dismissed a proposed class action against Wise Foods Inc. on Monday, saying the plaintiff failed to show that reasonable customers would believe its "Cheddar & Sour Cream" chips were all natural.

U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken threw out claims by Darlene Wallace, saying her complaint failed to show that the Pennsylvania-based company's packaging was "materially misleading." He said reasonable snack buyers would not reach a sweeping conclusion that "Cheddar & Sour Cream" labeling would indicate the absence of other ingredients, artificial or not.

"Nothing in the label states or implies that the chips' flavor is...

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