General Mills and Kellogg Accused of Advertising Fake Fiber

Friday, November 13, 2009
Eating “Fiber One chewy bars” and “Fiber Plus Antioxidant chewy bars” supposedly provides 35% of the recommended daily amount of fiber, according to the products’ manufacturers, General Mills and Kellogg Company. But is it the right kind of fiber? Carolyn Turek claims it isn’t in her class action lawsuit filed against the two corporations.
The companies boast the fiber in their bars is natural, but Turek insists it contains the non-natural fiber inulin, which is not as healthy, and can even be harmful to pregnant women and cause stomach problems.
According to Courthouse News Service, Turek is seeking damages and restitution for consumer fraud and deceptive business practices. She also wants the court to prevent the companies from destroying any information they have used to advertise the products.
-Noel Brinkerhoff
Class Claims Cereal Giants Push Fake Fiber (by Bridget Freeland, Courthouse News Service)

Carolyn Turek v. General Mills and Kellogg Co. (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division) (PDF) 


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