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Nutella to Pay $3 Million to Stupid Parents Who Failed to Read Food Label

Posted by FactReal on May 2, 2012

FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITS & STUPIDITY ARE DESTROYING AMERICA
Nutella Settles lawsuit for $3 Million with Stupid Parents who Ignored Nutella is high-caloric
Heritage reports:
But ignorance is bliss — very bliss — and in the case of Uninformed Moms vs. Nutella, it was worth $3.5 million in a class action lawsuit settlement.

This latest example of the U.S. legal system run wild comes to us from California where two mothers filed suit against Ferrero USA, Inc., the maker of Nutella — a spreadable, chocolate-flavored hazelnut product. ABC News reports that one of the plaintiffs — Athena Hohenberg of San Diego — sued the company because she was confused into thinking that Nutella is a health food, and she was “was shocked to learn” that Nutella “was the next best thing to a candy bar.” […]

Now, the company is settling for $3.5 million — or anywhere from $4 to $20 per person in the class.

The thing is, if you take a look at a jar of Nutella, you’ll quickly see for yourself that the product isn’t that healthy. According to the government-mandated nutrition label, two tablespoons contain 200 calories, 11 grams of fat (3.5 grams saturated), and 21 grams of sugar. It doesn’t take a nutritionist to realize that isn’t healthy. […]

Unfortunately, when companies are hit with frivolous lawsuits and they have to pay out, the money comes from their bottom line. That means less money for innovation, investing and expanding — and that means fewer jobs.

Forbes correctly points out:
Many healthy eating advocates see the outcome of this lawsuit as a turning point in the battle against nutritionally defunct fare. As for me, I see this simply as the sad, unfortunate endorsement of the fact that Americans have really become incapable of making sound, and reasonable judgements about our own sustenance.

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