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'Fruit Suit' against General Mills will go forward

Golden Valley-based General Mills is accused of incorrectly describing the ingredients of its fruit snacks as having 'real fruit.' The federal lawsuit is one of many recent suits accusing food companies of advertising products as being healthier than they are.
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Golden Valley-based General Mills is accused of incorrectly describing the ingredients of its fruit snacks as having 'real fruit.' The federal lawsuit is one of many recent suits accusing food companies of advertising products as being healthier than they are.

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