Nabisco Chews Up 'Ridiculous' Cookie Mislabeling Claims

Law360, New York (September 27, 2013, 12:07 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday threw out a proposed class action alleging Nabisco falsely advertised its fruit Newton cookies as containing “real fruit” when in fact they are made with fruit puree, calling the claims “ridiculous.”

Plaintiff Monique Manchouck claimed she suffered an economic loss when she purchased some Strawberry Newtons and Raspberry Newtons assuming they contained whole pieces of fruit. She said the term “real fruit” deceives consumers because fruit puree is processed and therefore not equivalent to “real fruit.” But U.S. District Judge...
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