If You Purchased Kroger Simple Truth Branded Disposable Plates, Bowls, and/or Platters a Class Action Settlement May Affect You

By Lexington Law Group | PR Newswire | September 9, 2021

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“A class action settlement has been reached with The Kroger Co. (“Defendant”) regarding the advertising, marketing, and selling of Simple Truth branded disposable plates, bowls, and platters as compostable (the “Products”). The lawsuit alleged that the Products contain perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”), and that Defendant violated California consumer protection laws by falsely advertising the Products as “compostable” when they allegedly contain PFAS that do not break down over time, thereby contaminating what would otherwise be usable compost. Plaintiff alleges that Defendant’s representations that the Products are “compostable” are unlawful, unfair, and deceptive. The Defendant denies any wrongdoing and the Court has not decided who is right.

The Court decided that the Class includes all current and former purchasers of the Products in California who purchased the Products after June 16, 2016. Excluded from the Class are the judge to whom this case is assigned, any member of the judge’s immediate family, and the judge’s staff and their immediate families.”…

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