Illinois woman says there’s more pears and apples than strawberries in her Pop-Tart fruit filling
According to the lawsuit, the woman said the advertising for strawberry pop-tart boxes is misleading because the filling uses less strawberries than she expected, and the breakfast pastry has more pears and apples in them than strawberries.
Anita Harris is asking the Kelloggs Company to use more accurate labeling on their products, and she is claiming that the aggregate amount from the “false advertising” exceeds $5 million dollars, “The representations are misleading because they give consumers the impression the fruit filling contains a greater relative and absolute amount of strawberries than it does”, the lawsuit says.
Harris said the representations of strawberries is “false and misleading”, and stated that she wouldn’t have bought the pop tarts if she had known there weren’t enough strawberries in them.
Kellogg’s has not responded publicly to the pending legislation.