Heinz Sued Over Trans Fat Claims On Fries, Tater Tots

Law360, New York (June 18, 2015, 8:58 PM EDT) -- H.J. Heinz Co. was hit with a proposed class action Thursday accusing the food processing giant of falsely marketing its frozen microwave tater tots and french fries as containing no trans fats when they allegedly contain "dangerous levels" of the compound. 

In a complaint filed in California federal court, plaintiff Troy Backus claimed that Heinz french fry and tater tot products sold under the Ore Ida Extra Crispy label contain partially hydrogenated oils, which contain trans fats, but that their label claims they have "0 trans fat," according to the complaint. 

"Defendant’s conduct is especially egregious because French fries and tater...

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