An angry customer is suing food giant Kellog’s for $5 million for a very odd reason. A class action lawsuit has been filed by Illinois resident Anita Harris alleging the company gives the impression that Pop-Tarts contain more real fruit than they actually do.
The popular breakfast pastry isn’t often thought of as a healthy option. CNN is reporting that this doesn’t matter to the plaintiff in the case and the suit will go ahead.
Consumer World editor Edgar Dworsky told CNN that the result of the suit is probably a coin toss. He said that product labeling cases are all the rage right now.
“Food product labeling cases are hot now. Various lawsuits recently have claimed that there is no real tuna in Subway tuna fish, that Honey Bunches of Oats is almost devoid of honey, and that Morning Star Farms Veggie Hot Dogs have almost no vegetables. How they ultimately turn out is a toss of a coin.”
The suit alleges that Kellog used false and deceptive representations and omissions that are likely to influence consumer purchasing decisions. The plaintiff cites specifics listed on the product labelling.
Kellogg’s employees have been on strike in four states citing unfair wages and cuts to their pension and benefits. Over 1,400 laborers are involved in the ongoing dispute between workers and the corporation. The lawsuit comes amidst a firestorm of consumer lawsuits, including Kanye West’s Yeezy brand.
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