Consent injunction issued in soup selling case involving Hartford supermarket

Published 08/28 2014 02:47PM

Updated 08/28 2014 02:52PM

A consent permanent injunction has been issued in a lawsuit brought by Campbell’s Soup Company against a distributor and a Hartford supermarket. The injunction places restrictions upon Golden View Logistics in regard to the handling of Campbell products meant for non-human consumption. The lawsuit also names Tate’s Supermarket in Hartford as a defendant.

“Golden View is enjoined and restrained from the unauthorized acquisition, transportation, transfer, disposition, distribution, sale or marketing of Campbell products deemed by Campbell to be unfit for sale or distribution to consumers,” the settlement mandates.

Golden View is also to provide sufficient documentation regarding the destruction of Campbell products. Under the order Golden View admits to no wrongdoing.

The agreement was signed by U.S. District Judge W. Keith Watkins. The distributor has until September 8 to provide documentation related to its acquisition, transportation, transfer, destruction, disposal, marketing, purchase or sale of any Campbell products since January 1, 2009.

A lawsuit filed in June alleged that Tate’s Supermarket sold Campbell products to consumers that should have been used only for non-human consumption or destruction. The food retailer received the product from Golden View. Products allegedly involved are branded under the names V8, Prego’s, Swanson and Spaghetti-Os.

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