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American Heart Association's Endorsement Of Campbell Soups Leads To Consumer Lawsuit

August 15, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Campbell Soup Co. and the American Heart Association were sued by a consumer who alleged the AHA has committed fraud by certifying the company's products as healthy. AHA certifies more than 30 of Campbell's Healthy Request soups as "heart-healthy" although a can of soup contains at least six times more sodium than what the organization recommends, according to the lawsuit filed by New Jersey-based consumer Kerry O'Shea. Excessive sodium intake contributes to higher blood pressure, which can cause heart attacks and strokes.
David Voreacos, "Campbell Soup Sued Over Heart Association Endorsements", Bloomberg, August 15, 2013, © Bloomberg L.P.
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