Deal Driving Kroger To Drop PFAS Label Claims Seen Driving More Suits

October 7, 2021
Grocery giant Kroger has agreed to drop labeling claims that packaging products containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are “compostable” due to the chemicals’ persistence in the environment, part of a settlement that lawyers say could drive more far-reaching suits in the future over the use of PFAS in products. “While not strictly a ‘products liability’ claim, my belief is that these packaging claims centered on misleading information claims will be one of the floodgate types of lawsuits that will...

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