Candy is not Good for You. And in other Obvious news…


According to the complaint, General Mills failed to properly disclose that its fruit products, including Fruit Roll-Ups, Fruit by the Foot and Fruit Gushers, contain partially hydrogenated oil.

The complaint said use of the oil rendered “false and misleading” marketing over the last six years that General Mills fruit snacks were “nutritious” and “healthy to consume,” and thus deserved premium prices.

The complaint seeks class-action status on behalf of purchasers of the fruit snacks, compensatory and punitive damages, and other remedies.

General Mills has dozens of food brands, including Cheerios, Green Giant, Haagen-Dazs, Pillsbury and Wheaties. Fruit snacks are distributed under its Betty Crocker brand.

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