German court orders Italian confectioner Ferrero to change labeling on its Nutella brand or face €250,000 in fines per individual case; company plans to appeal

LOS ANGELES , November 23, 2011 () – A German court has ordered Italian confectioner Ferrero to change the labeling on its Nutella brand or face €250,000 fines per individual case, reported Nov. 23.

Ferrero misled consumers by showing daily recommended intake for vitamin and mineral content for every 100-gram portion while only giving fat and carbohydrate content for every 15-gram portion, the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt ruled.

The court deemed that this gave the impression that Nutella was high in vitamins and minerals, while low in fat and carbohydrates.

Ferrero said it plans to appeal the verdict.

The primary source of this article is, Montpellier, France, on Nov. 23, 2011.

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