Case Study: Turek V. General Mills

Law360, New York (November 9, 2011, 3:19 PM EST) -- The Seventh Circuit recently ruled that federal food labeling law expressly preempts state law claims seeking certain additional health-related disclosures on chewy bars. Turek v. General Mills Inc., No. 10-3267 (7th Cir. Oct. 17, 2011).

The bars have been around since at least the early 1980s but have grown into a nearly $2 billion segment of the food industry. Consumers love their portability and relatively low calorie count.

Plaintiffs brought a diversity class action under the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act and the...
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