Woman Sues Kellogg’s for $5M for Not Having Enough Strawberries In Its Pop-Tarts

In this April 29, 2013, file photo, Kellogg’s brand Strawberry flavored Pop-Tarts are arranged for a photo in Surfside, Florida. The company is currently facing a $5 million lawsuit over its Frosted Strawberry Pop-Tarts. Wilfredo Lee, Associated Press

Kellogg’s strawberry-flavored Pop-Tarts need more strawberries, according to a lawsuit filed against the company in August.

A class-action lawsuit, filed by Anita Harris in the Southern District of Illinois, argues that the Kellogg Sales Company is misleading consumers by promoting the breakfast pastry’s strawberry filling in its labels and marketing, giving an impression that the fruit filling contains “a greater relative and absolute amount of strawberries than it does.”

In reality, the company’s “Frosted Strawberry Toaster Pastries” contain 2% or less of “dried strawberries, dried pears, dried apples” and “red 40,” according to its nutrition label.

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SOURCE: USA TODAY, Bailey Schulz