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What is a Food Mislabeling Lawsuit?

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June 19, 2017
Colson Hicks Eidson

A food mislabeling lawsuit can hold a corporation accountable when it makes misrepresentations or lies to consumers about a product. In this video, attorney Curt Miner explains a common example of food mislabeling.

Video Transcription:

Mislabeling is lying. When you are buying food for your family, for your children, for your babies, the most important thing to you – sure you’re interested in, you know, does it taste good, does my family like it, do my kids like to eat it – but the most important thing you’re interested in is, is it healthy, is it safe. Let me give you an example of a food product, I won’t say the particular food product, but people are very conscious of the number of calories they’re consuming.

And there can be a lot of misleading, what we call front of label representations, about calorie content of foods. And by front of label we mean what you see when you walk through the grocery store, what’s on the front of the bottle, what’s on the front of the can, what’s on the front of the container. And you’ll see representations that something is zero calorie, or no calorie, or no fat. But, if you turn it around and you do read the fine print, or if you actually have a chemical analysis of the product, you’ll see that there actually are calories, or that the serving size that they’re saying is a reasonable serving size is so ridiculously small that no one actually eats the product in that way. For more information, call Colson Hicks Eidson 305-476-7400 or visit our website https://www.colson.com.