Yoplait Greek Yogurt Neither Greek Nor Yogurt, Suit Posits

Law360, New York (March 23, 2012, 1:37 PM EDT) -- General Mills Inc. has attempted to latch on to the Greek yogurt craze by marketing and selling a product that does not meet the federal and state regulatory definitions of "yogurt," according to a class action filed Thursday in California.

The global food giant does not strain its Yoplait Greek yogurt products — an essential characteristic of Greek yogurt — but rather thickens the goods using a substance called milk product concentrate, in essence a blend of dry dairy ingredients, plaintiff Lindsay Gallant says in a...
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