Plaintiffs have won certification in a reformulated class action alleging a food distributor duped consumers by selling containers of supposedly 100-percent pure olive oil that actually held an industrially processed substance made from olive pits and skins.

U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff of the Southern District of New York on Sept. 18 ordered the certification of Ebin v. Kangadis, an action similar to one he certified in March but that effectively was stayed when the target company, Kangadis Food Inc., filed for bankruptcy.

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