Procter & Gamble Says Pringles Labeling Suit Won't Fly

Law360, Chicago (September 25, 2013, 7:17 PM EDT) -- The Procter & Gamble Co. on Tuesday urged a California federal judge to toss a proposed class action alleging the company’s Pringles chips have misleading labels about trans fat content, saying the plaintiffs can’t sue on the sole basis that the product violated a federal food-labeling regulation.

The plaintiffs claim that, while Pringles may contain “0 grams trans fat” as advertised, the label runs afoul of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulation prohibiting such boasts when the product also has high levels of other fats,...
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