Kellogg’s slapped with $5M lawsuit over pop tarts strawberry filling

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A $5 million class-action lawsuit was filed over Berry’s alleged shortfalls

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An Illinois woman says she didn’t get what she paid for when she bought strawberry-flavored Pop-Tarts and is one of the plaintiffs in a $5 million class-action lawsuit as a result.

The lawsuit, filed in late August by Anita Harris against Kellogg Sales Company in the US District Court Southern District of Illinois East St. Louis Division, argues that Kellogg Sales Company is mislead consumers By promoting the breakfast pastry’s strawberry filling in its label and marketing, giving the impression that the fruit filling “contains a higher relative and absolute amount than strawberries.”

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Harris reports that more Americans are eating strawberries because of “one of the highest levels of nutrient density of all fruits” and “an ‘excellent source of vitamin C,’ essential for immunity and skin health.”

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TMZ Received a lawsuit alleging that Pop-Tarts are actually heavier on pears and apples than strawberries, which is not enough to provide the nutritional benefits of the berry, let alone the strawberry flavor.

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The company’s “Frosted Strawberry Toaster Pastry” 2% or less “Dried Strawberries, Dried Pear, Dried Apple” and “Red 40,” according to its nutrition label.

The court documents further stated, “The product does not disclose the addition of this artificial color anywhere other than the ingredients list.”

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“Reasonable consumers should trust the company to honestly identify and describe the components, features and characteristics of the product,” Harris said.

“Kellogg does not comment on pending litigation,” the company said in a statement Saturday to Granthshala television stations.


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