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France’s Nutella Tax: Measuring Austerity in Hazelnuts and Chocolate

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In an effort to encourage healthier food choices and reduce obesity, France has taken aim at Nutella, a chocolate-hazelnut Italian spread, by attempting to raise the tax on palm oil 300%. Nutella contains palm oil, which has been linked to cholesterol and other health problems because of its high saturated fat content. The French love […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

December 1st, 2012 at 8:53 am

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Nutella Sends Cease and Desist Over Milkshake

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Ferrero, Nutella’s parent company, has sent a cease and desist order to Boloco, who have sold a Nutella milkshake at their stores for 14 years. Ferrero is fine with Boloco, a Boston-based burrito chain, continuing to use Nutella in a milkshake; the Italian company just doesn’t want its trademarked “Nutella” used in the name. The […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

October 25th, 2012 at 10:25 am

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Nutella Settles Lawsuit Over False Advertising Claims

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In February of last year, we told you about the class action filed against Ferrero USA, Inc., the stateside maker of the Italian chocolate hazelnut spread, Nutella based on false advertising claims. Ladies and gentlemen: we have a settlement. The suit has settled for about $3 million, with a $2.5 million available for distribution to […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 30th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Kellogg’s Settles Class Action Over Claims That Cereals Improve Children’s Immunity

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A settlement agreement has been reached by the parties in a lawsuit against Kellogg Company over claims that its cereals Rice Krispies and Cocoa Krispies provide increased immunity to disease for children. Last year, a class of cereal consumers sued the company alleging false advertising for claims that antioxidants and nutrients fortified the cereals, providing […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 15th, 2011 at 11:18 am

Nutella Sued on False Advertising Allegations

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On the heels of the Taco Bell lawsuit and just days before the celebration of World Nutella Day, a California woman is suing Ferrero USA, Inc., the stateside maker of the Italian chocolate hazelnut spread, Nutella. The named plaintiff in the class action lawsuit against Nutella (PDF) is Athena Hohenberg, the mother of a four-year-old […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

February 3rd, 2011 at 1:34 pm

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