Legal Actions Against McDonald's
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There have been a number of class action lawsuits against McDonald's including:
- June 2001: Over the use of beef flavouring in the cooking of vegetarian foods. The class action alleged that "The Action alleges that McDonald’s provided false and misleading nutritional information to consumers by failing to disclose that its french fries and hash browns contain a small amount of beef flavoring and thus are not vegetarian."  McDonald's issues a public apology and settled the matter by contributing $10 million to "Hindu, vegetarian and other groups whose charitable and educational activities are closely linked to the concerns of these consumers." 
- 2002: Kathy Fettke and Stephen Joseph vs McDonalds over the continued use of trans fats.
- Chilling and Gassing with the Environmental Defense Fund
- The Obesity Class Action Against McDonald's
- Third party technique
- Trans fats
- Maven Strategies
- Socially Accountable Farm Employer
- "A Lawyer Sues Mcdonald's On Behalf of Millions of Vegetarians and Hindus for Lying About Itsuse of Beef Fat in Its French Fries", Democracy Now, June 6th, 2001.
- Joe Garofoli,, "$7 million for suit on trans fats: McDonald's to pay heart association", San Francisco Chronicle, February 12, 2005.
- "McDonald's To Pay $8.5 Million For Misleading Public About Use of Trans Fat", Democracy Now, February 16th, 2005.
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