A federal court in New York has certified a consumer-fraud class action against Kangadis Food Inc., d/b/a The Gourmet Factory, alleging that the company falsely labels its products as “100% Pure Olive Oil” when they actually contain the industrially processed substance “olive-pomace oil,” “olive-residue oil” or “Pomace.” Ebin v. Kangadis Food Inc. d/b/a The Gourmet Factory, No. 13-2311 (U.S. Dist. Ct., S.D.N.Y., order entered December 11, 2013). The court approved the named plaintiffs as class representatives and indicated that a memorandum stating the reasons for its ruling “will issue in due course.” Additional information about the lawsuit appears in Issue 492 of this Update.
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