If your cheese contains fillers, it’s not ’100% grated parmesan,’ appellate court rules

A federal appellate court has sided with consumers in a false advertising suit against several major makers of grated Parmesan cheese, sending the companies back to court nearly five years after a news story sparked a wave of litigation when it revealed people might be sprinkling wood pulp onto their pasta. A two-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in Chicago, on Dec. 7 reversed the ruling of a district court judge who had dismissed the false advertising claims against Kraft Heinz, Wal-Mart, Jewel-Osco owner Albertsons, SuperValu and manufacturer ICCO-Cheese. At i…

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