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Campbell Sued Over Salty Soup

Campbell Soup Cream of MushroomFour women from New Jersey are suing Campbell’s Soup over misleading labels, and a federal judge is allowing to lawsuit to proceed. The women argue that the soup company’s “low sodium” brand of soup does in fact not have much less salt than the original product, and that they were mislead into paying for a more expensive product.

Consumers should not have to read the back of the soup can to be sure the information on the front is truthful,” a lawyer for the women, Lester Levy of Wolf Popper LLP, said in a statement.

The U.S. District found that the women are protected by New Jersey’s consumer fraud act and may press charges. Campbell’s Soup says it will fight the allegation in court. “Campbell has complete confidence in the accuracy of our labels and our marketing communications and that they meet regulatory and other legal requirements,” the company said in a statement.

According to the CDC, the average American consumes twice as much salt as is recommended. Consuming too much sodium is associated with a number of health issues, including heart disease.

Via Reuters.

Also Read:

FDA to Reduce Salt in Your Food


Sneaky Salt: How Sodium Hides in Your Diet

March 28th, 2011

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