P.F. Chang’s sued over crab labeling

U.S. restaurant chain P.F. Chang’s is facing a class-action lawsuit, alleging that it falsely labeled some sushi rolls as containing crab when they do not actually contain the shellfish.

Chansue Kang, on behalf of the class, filed the suit in U.S. Superior Court in California against the Scottsdale, Arizona-based operator of more than 300 restaurants.

In California, P.F. Chang’s labels its California Roll, Shrimp Tempura Roll, and Dragon Roll as containing “Krab Mix.” However, the rolls contain no actual crab; instead, they include imitation crab meat.

P.F. Chang’s has engaged in “unfair and deceptive practices,” by implying that the Krab Mix resembles crab, is equivalent to crab meat, and/or contains crab meat, “when in fact, no crab meat exists and the Krab Mix is nutritionally inferior to crab meat,” the complaint said.

P.F. Chang’s failed to disclose on its menu or anywhere else in its restaurants that the specific sushi rolls do not contain real crab meat.

The complaint does not list a specific amount in damages.

A representative for P.F. Chang’s did not respond to SeafoodSource’s request for comment.

Photo courtesy of Hethers/P.F. Chang's


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