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Lazy Acres Market to pay $5,000 penalty in false advertising complaint

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Lazy Acres Market has settled a complaint, claiming the company violated the False Advertising Law.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley said Monday that her office's Consumer Protection Unit had resolved​​​​​​​ a case with Bristol Farms, which was doing business as Lazy Acres Market.

The DA's office says Bristol Farms misrepresented the ingredients in the "Cheese Pizza Whole" product, which was made and sold at Lazy Acres Market.

A civil complaint said the ingredients were listed as flour, water, olive oil, sugar, yeast, and salt, but that the company failed to include several other ingredients, including soybean oil and high fructose corn syrup.

"The law entitles consumers to accurate labeling on the foods they consider for purchasing. This is particularly important for ingredients that many consumers consciously avoid, such as soybean oil and high fructose corn syrup. We are grateful that Bristol Farms agreed to cooperate and resolve this case promptly," said District Attorney Dudley in a press release.

The DA's office says Bristol Farms must pay a $5,000 penalty to the county and comply with a permanent injunction that requires it to comply with the False Advertising Law.

Lazy Acres Market has five locations in Southern California, including one on the Mesa in Santa Barbara.

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