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Sunday, February 19, 2006

McDonald's Sued Over Fries Announcement

Oh, c'mon, you knew it was going to happen the second you saw the original announcement that McDonald's had hidden dairy and wheat derivatives in its fries.

And of course the lawsuits are now coming in from all over the country. The AP reports that suits have been filed in Illinois, Florida, and California.

However, only one of the lawsuits alleges that anyone got sick as a result of eating the fries, and that was a five-year-old with gluten intolerance. I have not seen any indication that anyone with a cow's milk protein allergy ever became ill.

It's early yet, though. No doubt some federal judge will put these into a class-action lawsuit somewhere down the line. At that time we'll find out a lot more info about what was in those fries and whether they ever held any danger for the milk allergic.

MTK, as they say in the news biz. More to come.

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