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Judge tosses lawsuits over Wegmans, Acme, Whole Foods 'baked fresh' bread

Judge tosses lawsuits over Wegmans, Acme, Whole Foods 'baked fresh' bread

A judge has thrown out lawsuits filed by New Jersey consumers who said supermarkets fooled them into paying more for bread by advertising it was made fresh in their stores. Signs in Wegmans, Whole Foods and Acme said baked goods were made elsewhere and reheated in-store, according to the lawsuits filed in Camden in December. The health-conscious consumers say the misleading signs with phrases such as "baked fresh" and "made in house" persuaded them to pay higher prices. U.S. District Judge Joseph Irenas dismissed a motion earlier this week to declare the suits class-action and threw out related fraud claims. Irenas questioned how bread buyers could be identified and...

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