Oct 14 Ads for General Mills fruit
snacks mislead customers into thinking products like its Fruit
Roll-Ups are healthy, when they actually lack significant
amounts of real, natural fruit, according to a new lawsuit.
The proposed class action complaint against General Mills
was filed on Friday.
General Mills fruit snacks are marketed as healthy, but
their trans fat and added sugars make selling them "little
better than giving candy to children," the lawsuit said.
General Mills representative Kris Patton said the company
had not yet been served with the lawsuit.
"We stand behind our products - and we stand behind the
accuracy of the labeling of those products," Patton said in an
The suit against General Mills was filed on behalf of a
California consumer on Friday by attorneys from nutrition
advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest.
The case in U.S. District Court, Northern District of
California is Annie Lam, on behalf of herself and all others
similarly situated v. General Mills Inc., 11-5056.