The class action
The Plaintiff alleges that Bonsoy was reformulated in August 2003, with pure kombu (seaweed) being substituted for the kombu powder that was previously used in Bonsoy. The Plaintiff alleges this had the effect of increasing the level of iodine in Bonsoy.
On 24 December 2009 the Defendants voluntarily recalled Bonsoy nationally.
The Plaintiff claims that the First Defendant's conduct was negligent and in breach of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth), the Food Act 1984 (Vic) and the Australia and New Zealand Food Standards Code. The Plaintiff claims that the Second and Third Defendants were negligent and in breach of Japanese law.
The Plaintiff claims that she suffered loss and damage as a result of these alleged breaches.
The Defendants deny the allegations and are defending the class action.
Registration for the class action
The deadline to register for any potential settlement of the Bonsoy class action expired at 4pm on 11 July 2014.
If you have any enquires about the Bonsoy class action, please contact Maurice Blackburn:
(T) 1800 633 187
Progress of the class action and upcoming dates
The registration deadline for class closure expired at 4pm on 11 July 2014.
Mediation in this class action took place on 21 and 22 September 2014. The class action did not settle.
The class action is fixed for trial commencing 27 October 2014. It is estimated that the trial will run for approximately four weeks.
We confirm that Group Members will not be required to attend to give evidence at the trial of common issues.