Woman sues Pret A Manger for $5.5 million for false packaging

One lady wants to offer a renouned lunch sequence a knuckle sandwich.

She alleges congregation of Pret A Manger are “paying for air” in a lawsuit she filed Monday in a U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York.

According to a New York Law Journal, Yee Ting Lau’s fit claims a sandwich sequence intentionally creates a wraps seem bigger than they are — and charges accordingly. At $7.49 a pop, Lau total there shouldn’t be any “slack fill” in her Chakalaka Wrap, that she purchased during a Pret on 39th St. and Madison Ave. in June.

Slack fill, that is regulated by a Food and Drug Administration, is a dull space enclosed in products for shipping. Some products enclose some-more non-functional tardy fill space than others.

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The lawsuit alleges that many Pret wraps, not only a Chakalaka, have about 1.25 to 2.5 inches of “air” between a dual sandwich halves, that is dark by a frame of card outdoor packaging. Different sandwiches had opposite amounts of deception.

Sandwiches mentioned in a fit embody Pret’s Bang Bang Chicken; Green Goddess Turkey; Mustard, Chicken and Swiss Wrap; a Greek Falafel Wrap; and a Avocado Pine Nut Wrap.

There are several laws controlling fake wrapping and fake advertising, including New York’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. And others have sued before over food essence containing reduction than advertised.

Earlier this year, dual people sued Wise Foods, Inc., that creates potato chips and other snacks, for a extreme volume of atmosphere in a less-than-half-full bags of chips. The censure pronounced they were “financially injured.”

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Despite an boost in slack-fill cases reported by New York Law Journal, many of these kinds of cases are discharged in a early stages.

Pret A Manger has nonetheless to respond to a Daily News’ ask for comment.

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