Food Supplier's Octopus Product Really Squid, Suit Says

Law360, New York (June 29, 2017, 2:13 PM EDT) -- A Miami-based food vendor and its supplier have been misrepresenting their squid as octopus in an effort to boost profits, according to a proposed class action filed in California federal court.

Consumer Vivian Lejbman on Tuesday said Transnational Foods Inc. and its supplier Conservas Cerqueira SA falsely advertised a product as Pampa octopus when in fact it was squid, which is less expensive and an inferior type of seafood than octopus.

"The product's representations and omissions deceive and mislead reasonable consumers to believe that the product is octopus, when in reality, it is squid, which is cheaper, lower quality and more...

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