Consumers Say ConAgra's Parkay Spray Not Fat-Free

Law360, New York (August 15, 2012, 1:19 PM EDT) -- A putative class of Nebraska consumers hit ConAgra Foods Inc. with a false advertising suit on Monday, accusing the company of deceptively marketing its Parkay Spray butter substitute as fat-free and calorie-free.

Lead plaintiff Pamela Sue Trewhitt alleges the Omaha, Neb.-based company has been duping consumers by pushing Parkay Spray as a “guilt-free” alternative to butter, in violation of federal and state laws governing the accurate labeling of serving size as well as fat and calorie content.

“In reality, defendant’s spray butter is neither ‘fat-free’ nor...
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