Consumer Group Sues General Mills over Cheerios Protein Claims

Consumer Group Sues General Mills over Cheerios Protein Claims

 

“The next time you pour yourself a bowl of Cheerios, keep this in mind: General Mills, the manufacturer of Cheerios, thinks the American public is stupid. According to a new lawsuit brought this week by consumer group Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)”

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Consumer Group Sues General Mills over Cheerios Protein ClaimsThe next time you pour yourself a bowl of Cheerios, keep this in mind: General Mills, the manufacturer of Cheerios, thinks the American public is stupid. According to a new lawsuit brought this week by consumer group Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), General Mills has been pulling one over on consumers when it comes to its nutritional claims about its new Protein Cheerios product.

What is he referring to?

A look at the nutritional information on both cereals, available on General Mills’ website, reveals that a single serving of Cheerios Protein contains 7 grams of protein and 17 grams of sugar. A single serving of regular Cheerios has 3 grams of protein and only 1 gram of sugar.

The difference in protein content isn’t that much to celebrate; the recommended daily intake of protein is 56 grams for men and 46 for women.

“This is a very minimal change when you look at how much protein people eat,” says Jacobson.

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