Mars Can't Toss Deceptive Rice Labeling Suit

Law360, New York (January 9, 2017, 5:15 PM EST) -- A California federal judge refused Monday to end a class action accusing Mars Inc. of grossly overstating the amount of food contained in boxes of Uncle Ben's Ready Rice, saying the complaint spelled out a clear logical line stating a claim.

Plaintiff Melissa Vigil says that the box takes liberties in calculating from the FDA's reference serving of rice, which is given in grams, to the serving given on the box in cups. The FDA rice reference serving is 140 grams. The box says that's 1...
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