(Reuters) – U.S. District Judge Samuel Conti in San Francisco ruled that General Mills Inc must defend a class action lawsuit that claims the food company deceived consumers into believing its Fruit Roll-Ups and Fruit by the Foot snacks are made with real fruit. The case is Lam v. General Mills Inc, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, No. 11-05056.
This federal lawsuit is one of many accusing food companies of advertising products as being healthier than they are. Last month, Italy’s Ferrero set aside $3 million to settle a lawsuit by a U.S. lawsuit that claimed its Nutella chocolate spread could not be considered a healthy and nutritious part of a balanced breakfast.
For full article see: Judge lets Fruit Roll-Ups lawsuit proceed | Reuters.
- General Mills loses bid to dismiss Fruit Roll-Ups lawsuit (bizjournals.com)