August 2016: This action was voluntarily 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.

May 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Utz Quality Foods, Inc. for allegedly falsely labeling varieties of Dirty Potato Chips – including Mesquite BBQ, Jalapeno Heat, Sour Cream and Onion, Sea Salt and Vinegar, Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt, Maui Onion, Funky Fusion, Pesto & Parmesan, and Smokey Chipotle – as “All Natural” and containing “No Preservatives” when they actually contain non-natural, artificial, synthetic ingredients and preservatives. (Hashtpari et al v. Utz Quality Foods, Inc., Case No. 16-cv-3453, C. D. CA.)

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