A month or two ago, at a local supermarket, I purchased 2 plastic containers of chicken livers manufactured by Sanderson Farms https://sandersonfarms.com/ in Mississippi. All the labeling on the container says “net wt. 20oz” for $4 each = $8 total.
When I got home and unpacked the shopping , as I had my kitchen scale out on the counter (it’s accurate), I decided for a lark to actually weigh the containers. The chicken livers WITH the container, unopened, weighed 18 oz. I was like: what? Took the chicken livers out of the container and weighed the container: 1oz and change… Then I weighed the 2nd full container and it was 17.6 oz gross weight.
So, after looking the company up on the internet, I decided to dash off an email to them, sent them the above data, with photos of the containers and their photos on the scale as it read their weight.
Got an email back “Good Morning! Thank you for contacting Sanderson Farms. I do apologize for this problem. Yes, they should weight exactly what the net weight is! I will be more than glad to send some type of a refund. I will need your address, what store you purchased them from, what you paid per pound and a plant #.”
And then another email: Thank you! I will get this started. It will take our Accounting Dept. several weeks to get this to you.
Secretary to the Director of Sales
So I sent them the pertinent data and lo and behold several weeks later I received a check for, hold on to your hats, for $1.80.
What’s the legality here? I mean, they must have thousands of these underweight containers of chicken livers out there.