Thursday, November 30, 2006

Our courts have time (and money) for this?

For crying out loud!  Amidst all the immigration reform talks of the past few months, there was much discussion of the impracticality of trying every illegal alien that was caught through our court system.  There seemed to be general agreement that there was time nor money sufficient enough for such an approach.  Yet our courts have enough time to hear this case brought to our attention via the Drudge Report:

Guacamole lawsuit: Where's the avocado?
The Associated Press
Posted November 30 2006, 8:24 AM EST

LOS ANGELES -- Wholly guacamole?

That's the issue in a fraud lawsuit filed Wednesday against Kraft Foods, Inc., by a Los Angeles woman who claims the company's avocado dip doesn't qualify as guacamole.

"It just didn't taste avocadoey," said Brenda Lifsey, who used Kraft Dips Guacamole in a three-layer dip last year. "I looked at the ingredients and found there was almost no avocado in it."

She is seeking unspecified damages and a Superior Court order barring Kraft from calling its dip guacamole. Her suit seeks class-action status.

The Kraft product contains modified food starch, coconut and soybean oils, corn syrup and food coloring. It is less than 2 percent avocado, which in traditional recipes is the main ingredient of the Mexican dish.

The government doesn't have any requirements on how much avocado a product must contain to be labeled guacamole, said Michael Herndon, a spokesman for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Northfield, Ill.-based Kraft said it had not seen the lawsuit but believed it was not deceiving anyone.

"We think customers understand that it isn't made from avocado," Claire Regan, Kraft Foods' vice president of corporate affairs, told the Los Angeles Times. "All of the ingredients are listed on the label for consumers to reference."

However, the company will relabel the product to make it clearer that the dip is guacamole-flavored, Regan said.

We can only hope this vicious guacamole-like product will be removed from shelves immediately. 

I had intended to post on this report from Wizbang that a woman was allegedly raped by a man who she met via an online dating site, but this was just too good to not post.  What is wrong with people.  Idiots.


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At 12:08 AM, Blogger Kim said...

Ah, idiots. Gotta love them - they make for great blogging.

At 9:24 AM, Blogger Jeff said...

that's true, but even so they still scare me!


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