Woman Sues Snack Food Company Because of Misleading Label

NEW YORK - A woman is suing Robert's American Gourmet Food Inc. for $50 million saying its label on Pirate's Booty corn and rice puffs ruined her diet, the Associated Press reports.

In her lawsuit, Meredith Berkman, 37, claims she suffered "emotional distress" because the snack contained three times more fat than its label advertised. Berkman said it caused her "weight gain ... mental anguish, outrage and indignation."

Pirate's Booty was recalled in January after the Good Housekeeping Institute found it contained 147 calories and 8.5 grams of fat, while its label said it contained only 120 calories and 2.5 grams of fat.

The company claimed the discrepancy was a result of new machinery that changed the nutritional information on three of its snacks -- Pirate's Booty, Veggie Booty and Fruity Booty, according to the AP.

The new version contains 5 grams of fat, which was verified by Good Housekeeping.
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