When Morgan Spurlock came out with his documentary movie Super Size Me, which was about his 30 days of eating his meals at McDonalds, it supposedly help to set McDonald’s in motion to create a healthier menu.
Soon, we started seeing menu items that included yogurt and salads. The business world and the stock market applauded their ability to adapt to changing times.
Which leads us to one of their new menu items that has now led to a lawsuit. From the Kansas City Star comes a story titled McDonald’s customers ask ‘where’s my cheese’ in Mozzarella Sticks?
A California man has filed sit and is seeking class action status while suing for at least $5 million in damages on behalf of consumers in more than 40 states. The lawsuit claims that McDonalds has falsely advertised it’s new Mozzarella Sticks by claiming that the sticks are “100 percent mozzarella,” while not being 100%.
In fact, the pleadings set forth that, “the sticks are filled with a substance that is composed (in part) of starch, in violation of the federal standards of identity for ‘mozzarella’ cheese, and contrary to reasonable consumers’ expectations regarding the meaning of the term ‘mozzarella.’”
The suit asserts that tests showed that starch accounted for 3.76% of the cheese portion of the sticks, measured by weight, inside a breaded coating. While McDonalds has not yet specifically commented on the suit, they have previously stated that reports of some “cheeseless “mozzarella sticks were simply a rollout glitch.
They claim that the cheese apparently simply melted out of the sticks as they were cooked, which should have prevented them from being served to customers.
And for pic o’ day, it’s all about good eating… depending on our definition of good eating!
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