Lawsuit Against McDonald's Dismissed


Statement of CSPI Executive Director Michael F. Jacobson

September 4, 2003

While this particular lawsuit against McDonald's has been dismissed, trial lawyers and state Attorneys General should continue to examine how the courts could be used to promote better health and protect consumers.

Kids in particular deserve protection from marketers whose products contribute not just to obesity, but to tooth decay, heart disease, and cancer.

I hope the legal system will be used to help rein in junk food ads aimed at kids, junk foods in schools, and chain restaurants that do not list calories on menus, as well as garden variety deceptive ads and labels.

 

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