General Mills Fruit Snack Mislabeling Suit Survives

Law360, New York (May 11, 2012, 5:01 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday kept alive part of a putative class action against General Mills Inc. over allegedly deceptive nutritional claims about its fruit snack products, ruling reasonable consumers could misunderstand the amount of fruit in the items based on their packaging.

The company's Fruit Roll-Ups, Fruit by the Foot and other products improperly claim to be “made with real fruit” when the snacks include hydrogenated oil and trans fats and contain “pears from concentrate” instead of the fruit indicated in the name of...
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