FDA Inquiry Spurs Lawsuit Against Cheerios Maker

Law360, New York (May 18, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Following a letter sent by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration letter to General Mills Inc. ordering it to revise marketing for Cheerios cereal earlier this month, a consumer has filed a proposed class action accusing the company of misleading consumers about the cereal’s ability to lower cholesterol.

Charity Huey filed the class action against the food giant on Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California after the FDA confirmed that it had sent a warning letter to General Mills regarding...
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