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27 June 2001 Issue
Class Action Suit Filed Against McDonald's For Deceiving Vegetarians

from "NARN c/o Joe Haptas" - narn@jps.net 

On Tuesday, May 1, 2001, Seattle based attorney Harish Bharti filed a class-action lawsuit against McDonald's Corporation on behalf of Hindu and non-Hindu vegetarians, charging that McDonald's has been deceiving customers regarding the ingredients of their french fries. Although, McDonald's has been claiming since 1990 that their fries are cooked in 100% vegetable oil, thus recommended for "vegetarians," their list of ingredients includes "natural flavor," which is actually extracted from beef fat. McDonald's has now admitted their use of beef flavoring within an apology statement recently issued by the company. If you are a vegetarian and have purchased McDonald's fries within the last 11 years believing them to contain no animal ingredients based on the deceptive media campaign by McDonald's, you may be eligible to participate in this class-action lawsuit. Please complete, sign and mail your declaration directly to Mr. Bharti. The proposed declaration form can be accessed by going to the PAWS Web site at

www.paws.org/advocacy/mcdonalds/index.htm

For more information about this class action lawsuit, please go to www.hbharti.com

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