Echoing a lawsuit brought a week earlier by a competitor in the pepper category, a consumer has filed a proposed class action against McCormick & Co. alleging that the company underfills its tins of black pepper because it reduced the pepper in each tin by 25 percent but retained the traditional packaging size. Dupler v. McCormick & Co., No. 15-3454 (E.D.N.Y., filed June 15, 2015). Facing rising prices for black pepper, the complaint argues, McCormick has begun selling 1.5-ounce, 3-ounce and 6-ounce pepper products in place of its 2-ounce, 4-ounce and 8-ounce products, respectively, but continues to use the larger “iconic” packaging it used for decades. This “slack fill” violates the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the plaintiff argues, and she seeks to represent a New York class in an action for damages, an injunction and attorney’s fees. The unfaircompetition suit against McCormick alleging violations of the Lanham Act and various state business practices was discussed in Issue 568 of this Update.