Quaker Can't Fully Escape False Labeling Suit Over Trans Fats

Law360, New York (March 29, 2012, 1:43 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday partially dismissed a putative class action accusing Quaker Oats Co. of falsely marketing its products as healthful despite their small amounts of trans fats, tossing claims over nutrition labeling and heart-healthy images but keeping others.

The plaintiffs in the multidistrict litigation claimed that consumption of any amount of artificial trans fats is unhealthy, so Quaker should not be able to claim on the packaging of its Instant Oatmeal, Chewy Granola Bars and Oatmeal To Go Bars that the products add...
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