Noreen O'Leary reports that the law firm, Coughlin, Stoia, Geller, Rudman & Robbins, secured a $35 million settlement with Dannon over allegedly misleading ads and labeling of Activia and DanActive yogurt products. Under the stipulation of settlement, Dannon also agreed to change the way it markets and labels these products.
Now CSGR&R is pursuing a similar complaint against General Mills and its Yoplait Yo-Plus yogurt. The complaint against Yo-Plus alleges, "General Mills has no support for these claims, even though it states that it does, going so far as to claim it has clinical proof. General Mills' representations are false, misleading and reasonably likely to deceive the public."
A rep for General Mills, which began to market Yo-Plus in August 2007, said: "As a standing practice, we don't comment on pending litigation."
Noreen O’Leary also wrote, “Junk Science: 'Functional' foods promise good health -- but can they deliver?"