Legal Actions Against McDonald's

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There have been a number of class action lawsuits against McDonald's including:

  • June 2001: Over the use of beef flavouring in the cooking of vegetarian foods. The class action alleged that "The Action alleges that McDonald’s provided false and misleading nutritional information to consumers by failing to disclose that its french fries and hash browns contain a small amount of beef flavoring and thus are not vegetarian." [1] McDonald's issues a public apology and settled the matter by contributing $10 million to "Hindu, vegetarian and other groups whose charitable and educational activities are closely linked to the concerns of these consumers." [2]
  • 2002: Kathy Fettke and Stephen Joseph vs McDonalds over the continued use of trans fats.

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