Unilever Sued Over Health Claims In Margarine Ads

Law360, New York (October 30, 2009, 1:57 PM EDT) -- Unilever U.S. Inc. has been hit with a suit accusing the maker of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! and Country Crock brands of cholesterol-free margarines of marketing the butter alternatives as healthy although they contain “dangerous” amounts of trans fat.

Consumers Evangeline Red, Jennifer Red and Rachel Whitt filed a class action against global consumer products conglomerate Unilever on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

The lawsuit contends that Unilever marketed I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, Country Crock...
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