Kellogg’s slapped with $ 5 million lawsuit for strawberry pop tarts filling
Illinois woman says she didn’t get what she paid for when she bought Strawberry Pop-Tarts and is one of the plaintiffs in a $ 5 million class action lawsuit in result.
The lawsuit, filed in late August by Anita Harris in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois East St. Louis Division against Kellogg Sales Company, argues that Kellogg Sales Company is misleading consumers by promoting of the breakfast strawberry in its labels and marketing. , giving the impression that the fruit filling contains “a relative and absolute greater amount of strawberries than it contains”.
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Harris pointed out that more and more Americans are eating strawberries because of “one of the highest nutrient density levels of any fruit” and “‘a great source of vitamin C’, necessary for immune health. and skin “.
TMZ has obtained the lawsuit and reports that it is alleging that the Pop-Tarts in question are in fact heavier on pears and apples than strawberries, which is not sufficient to provide the nutritional benefits of the berry, without talk about a strawberry taste.
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According to its nutrition label, the company’s “Strawberry Toaster Frosted Pastries” contain 2% or less of “Dried Strawberries, Dried Pears, Dried Apples” and “40 Reds.”
“The product does not disclose the addition of this artificial coloring anywhere other than on the ingredients list,” court documents added.
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â€œReasonable consumers should count on a company to honestly identify and describe the components, attributes and characteristics of the product,â€ added Harris.
â€œKellogg is not commenting on pending litigation,â€ the company said in a statement to FOX TV stations on Saturday.