LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - A California man is suing a food company, alleging it misrepresents certain potato chips.
Cyrus Hashtpari of Ventura County, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit May 18 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Utz Quality Foods Inc., alleging common law fraud, intentional and negligent misrepresentation, breach of contract, unjust enrichment and violations of California's civil, business, and commercial codes.
The suit alleges Utz falsely labels its Dirty Potato Chips brand of chips as "all natural" and as containing no preservatives. These products, however, contain non-natural, artificial, synthetic ingredients and preservatives, the complaint states.
Hashtpari and others in the class seek a jury trial, compensatory and punitive damages, restitution, injunctive and declaratory relief, interests, attorney fees and costs of the suit. They are represented by attorneys Barbara A. Rohr and Benjamin Heikali of Faruqi & Faruqi LLP in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-CV-03453-PA-JPR