A consumer has filed a lawsuit alleging Mondelez International misleadingly markets Ginger Snaps cookies as healthy. Winn v. Mondelez Int’l, No. 17­-2524 (N.D. Cal, removed to federal court May 3, 2017). The proposed class action claims that Ginger Snaps packages were marketed with the phrases “Made With Real Ginger and Molasses” and “Sensible Solutions,” leading consumers to believe the cookies were healthy despite allegedly containing “dangerous levels” of partially hydrogenated oils and high-fructose corn syrup. For alleged violations of California’s consumer protection laws, the plaintiff seeks class certification, damages, restitution, injunctive relief and attorney’s fees.


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