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Disposable Plates and Bowls from Albertsons, Safeway and Lucerne Foods

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Disposable Plates and Bowls from Albertsons, Safeway and Lucerne Foods

In May 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Albertsons Companies, Safeway, and Lucerne Foods for allegedly falsely marketing disposable plates and bowls as compostable when, according to the complaint, the plates and bowls contain significant amounts of chemicals (specifically, perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl) that do not break down over time. Plaintiffs also claim that the product packaging bears a compostability certification from the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) when, according to the complaint, BPI has not certified the products. (DiGiancinto et al v. Albertsons Companies, Inc., Safeway, Inc., and Lucerne Foods, Inc., Case No. 20-cv-3382, N.D. Cal.)

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