McDonald's Hit With Class Action Over 'Mozzarella Sticks'

By Matthew Perlman (February 1, 2016, 3:26 PM EST) -- A McDonald's Corp. customer slapped the fast food chain with a proposed class action in California federal court on Friday, alleging that the mozzarella sticks sold at its restaurants do not contain actual mozzarella cheese in spite of advertisements that suggest otherwise.

Customer Chris Howe said that McDonald's began selling a product "styled as 'mozzarella sticks'" in 2015. The company advertises and labels the item as being made with "pure mozzarella," "real mozzarella" and "100 percent real cheese," even though they are actually composed of something else, according to the complaint.

"Rather than solely containing cheese, the sticks contain an admixture...

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