General Mills Dodges Total Cereal False Labeling Suit

By Allison Grande (October 19, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT) -- General Mills Inc. on Monday escaped a putative class action alleging it tricked customers into believing Total Blueberry Pomegranate contained actual fruit, after the plaintiff dropped his claims over fears that the suit wouldn't survive a pending dismissal motion.

Plaintiff Yaniv Dvora, who said he purchased a single box of Total Blueberry Pomegranate cereal at a Target store in Woodland Hills, Calif., sued General Mills in California federal court in February, alleging the food company improperly exploited its health-conscious Total line of cereals to tap into a growing market for "antioxidant-rich foods such as blueberries and pomegranates."

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