AHA Takes Money To Endorse Campbell's Soups, Suit Says

Law360, New York (August 15, 2013, 3:22 PM EDT) -- Campbell Soup Co. and American Heart Association Inc. were hit with a proposed class action in New Jersey federal court Tuesday alleging the AHA certifies Campbell's soup products as heart healthy in exchange for money, even though the certification does not meet AHA standards.

Kerry O'Shea claims that a single serving of Campbell's AHA-certified soups contains almost triple the amount of sodium allowed by the AHA's noncommercial nutritional guidelines, while a full can contains between six and seven times that amount.

O'Shea says the AHA's deceptive practice of fraudulently certifying the soups misleads buyers into thinking they are purchasing healthy food....

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