Now we all may know the feeling of purchasing a bag of chips, only to open it up and see less than what we expected.
Well, two people are now suing Wise Foods for “misleading” their consumers with their bags of chips.
According to the New York Post, Sameline Alce and Desiré Nugent are suing Wise Foods, as they believe the company deceived them into overpaying for the amount of chips that was in their bags.
Earlier this week the pair filed a lawsuit against the company in a Manhattan federal court claiming the company purposely mislead their consumers by intentionally leaving their bags 58% to 75% empty.
Alce, who is a resident of the Bronx, and Nugent, who is a resident of Washington D.C., argue in their lawsuit, they would have never purchased the bag of chips had they been aware of the “false advertisement.”
Although the labels show the weight inside the bag, both plaintiffs “allege that a 2.75-ounce bag of Wise Ridgies Sour Cream and Onion chips are only filled to the 2.5-inch line — out of a 10-inch capacity.”
Their complaint states, “The Products are misbranded regardless of any disclosures about contents setting and regardless of whether or not weight is labeled accurately.”
“Even if Defendant’s net weight disclosures are accurate, such does not eliminate this basic deception.”
The pair also provided photos from Wise Foods’ competitors, and photos of Wise Foods’ bags to show their difference of where the companies cut off their fill lines in their bags of chips.
Alce and Nugent are now seeking damages for consumers in the New York City and D.C. areas, as well as a change to Wise Foods packaging.
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