McDonald’s accused of misleading customers
Associated Press in Chicago
Monday February 20, 2006
McDonald’s faces at least three lawsuits claiming it misled the public after it acknowledged last week that milk and wheat ingredients are used to flavour its fries.
One claimant, Debra Moffatt, is seeking unspecified damages in a lawsuit filed in Chicago. Her lawyer, Thomas Pakenas, said his client has coeliac disease, which causes gastrointestinal symptoms set off by eating gluten, a protein found in wheat.
Jack Daly, a McDonald’s senior vice president, said in a statement the company had not yet reviewed the case and is testing its fries for gluten through a food allergy research programme.