Kellogg Tries To Shake Fight Over Nutrition Claims

Law360, New York (September 20, 2011, 2:39 PM EDT) -- Kellogg Co. on Monday asked a California federal judge to nix a proposed class action alleging it falsely marketed Froot Loops, Pop-Tarts and other treats containing trans fat as nutritious, arguing that federal law preempts the consumer's claims.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's mandate that products with less than half a gram trans fat be labeled as having zero grams of trans fat preempts plaintiff Evette Sanchez's state law claims over Kellogg's failure to disclose trace amounts of the unsaturated fat, the company claims in...
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