January 22, 2012
McDonald's milkshakes can not be referred to as “milk” under Russian law
Charlotte City Buzz Examiner
In Russia, consumer rights' advocates filed a lawsuit against McDonald's fast food chain. At issue is false and misleading claims regarding some of their “foods.”
The lawsuit was filed at Moscow's Tverskoy Court. The plaintiffs intend to force the company to indicate the complete list of ingredients on packaging, rather than the content of protein, fat and carbohydrates. McDonalds disagrees with that and said it should be allowed to mislead customers like it is doing now in other places around the world, including the United States.
Representatives of the Consumer Rights Protection Society claim that “concealing the content” of products McDonald’s sells violates the status of the retail outlet of finished products, not to mention the fact that it misleads consumers.
“You might be able to get away with this type of fraud in America, but not Russia” said Yogi Protovokov of Moscow.
According to experts in nutrition and health, the range of “milkshakes”, which the chain sells, can not be referred to as "milk" under the Russian law, Adindex.ru reports.
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