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Kellogg’s Sued for Insufficient Strawberries in Pop Tarts

Attorney Anita Harrison recently filed suit on behalf of Illinois consumers to protect them from a dangerous misrepresentation from a major corporation. According to the federal suit, the Kellogg’s corporation is guilty of misleading the public regarding Strawberry Pop Tarts. According to Harrison, they do not contain enough actual strawberries.

The lawsuit reads, “Whether a toaster pastry contains only strawberries or merely some strawberries … is basic front label information consumers rely on when making quick decisions at the grocery store. Strawberries are the Product’s characterizing ingredient … (consumers) believe they are present in an amount greater than is the case."

According to its label, Strawberry Pop Tarts contain 2% or less of “dried strawberries, dried pears, dried apples” and “red 40.” Harris claims that the toaster pastries violate the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act, which specifies as unlawful any “false pretense, false promise, misrepresentation or the concealment, suppression or omission of any material fact.”

Possible Preaching Angle:

God says it is important to hold people and businesses accountable for their claims in the retail world. “The LORD detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him” (Prov 20:23). This is also true in the spiritual realm where pastors, teachers, and believers are to be honest and accountable (Jam. 3:1; 2 Tim. 2:15, Col. 3:9).

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