LUCKY SETTLES MEAT-LABEL INVESTIGATION

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. -- Lucky Stores has agreed to pay $5 million in a settlement with California state and local authorities following an eight-month investigation into the chain's labeling of ground beef at its Northern California division here.While Lucky has admitted no wrongdoing, the investigation found that during the last three years its meat departments mixed low-grade ground beef with more

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. -- Lucky Stores has agreed to pay $5 million in a settlement with California state and local authorities following an eight-month investigation into the chain's labeling of ground beef at its Northern California division here.

While Lucky has admitted no wrongdoing, the investigation found that during the last three years its meat departments mixed low-grade ground beef with more expensive cuts and mislabeled the mixed product as ground sirloin, ground round and gr

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