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Canned Octopus Products

January 2017: This action was dismissed When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled., the reasons for which have not been disclosed.

November 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against La Fe for allegedly falsely marketing canned octopus products – including Octopus in Garlic Sauce and Octopus in Olive Oil – as containing octopus when they actually contain jumbo squid. The lawsuit was transferred from state court to federal court in January 2017. (Saiz et al v. GraceKennedy Foods (USA) LLC, d/b/a La Fe and Alfonso Garcia Lopez, S.A. d/b/a Conservas Pescamar, Case No. 17-cv-20022, S. D. FL.)

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