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SCAM: Costco "3 Month Supply" Bucket

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  • SCAM: Costco "3 Month Supply" Bucket

    As I referred to in another thread...

    I dug up the information on the Costco "3 Month Food Supply" bucket deal.

    Here is a synopsis:

    Bellevue attorney Richard Pope has filed a class action lawsuit against Issaquah-based Costco Wholesale Corporation and its top executives for selling a "3-month emergency food supply" product, which Pope alleges is fraudulently labeled --

    12. If the contents of a bucket of Costco "Emergency Food Supply -- Three month food supply for one person" are consumed at 3 servings per day over a 91-2/3 day period as directed, a person would receive average daily nutrition of 455 calories, with 18 grams of protein.

    13. The recommendations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for minimum nourishment to sustain adult human life are for 2,000 daily calories, with 50 grams of protein.

    14. To put things in perspective, the Nazis provided concentration camp inmates at Auschwitz with a diet of 1,300 calories per day for light work prisoners and 1,700 calories for hard labor. The average prisoner at Auschwitz died of starvation within three months on this diet.

    Costco is a low-cost retailer:

    According to Jim Sinegal, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, "Costco is able to offer lower prices and better values by eliminating virtually all the frills and costs historically associated with conventional wholesalers and retailers..

    That apparently includes eliminating frills such as adequate portion sizes.