New York, NY: A consumer fraud class action lawsuit has been filed against General Mills alleging the food processor misrepresents its Yoplait Greek yogurt as being Greek and yogurt.
"Yoplait Greek does not comply with the standard of identity of yogurt,"the lawsuit states. "Indeed, Yoplait Greek contains Milk Protein Concentrate ("MPC") which is not among the permissible ingredients of yogurt, non-fat yogurt, and low-fat yogurt (collectively "yogurt") as set forth under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act."
The lawsuit also states "The use of MPC is financially advantageous to defendants."It allows General Mills to manufacture more product at lower cost, and that' why they use it in the production of the yogurt.