(WJW) – A lawsuit against Kellogg’s claims about how the company markets its Strawberry Pop-Tarts is misleading.
Anita Harris is suing the breakfast food giant, alleging that the fruit filling in Kellogg’s whole-grain frosted strawberry toaster pastries is primarily other fruits, according to multiple reports. The product’s nutrition label actually shows the pastries to be heavier on pears and apples than strawberries, reports TMZ.
In the lawsuit, Harris says the red coloring of Pop-Tarts gives the “false impression” that they contain more strawberries than they actually contain.
And for that, she says the damage exceeds $ 5 million. She also wants to see Pop-Tarts labeled more accurately.
“Whether a pastry contains only strawberries or just a few strawberries… this is the basic information on the front label that consumers rely on to make quick decisions at the grocery store,” the lawsuit read, obtained from USA Today. “Strawberries are the characterizing ingredient of the Product… (consumers) believe that they are present in greater quantities than they are.”
Kellog told The Hill he is not commenting on the ongoing trial.