McDonald Class Action Lawsuit Filed for PFAS

A new class action lawsuit alleges that McDonald’s failed to inform its customers that some of its food products, such as the Big Mac burger and Big Mac burger, contain per- and/or polyfluoroalkyl compounds (PFAS).

Larry Clark, the plaintiff, claims that McDonald’s misleads customers into thinking that their food is safe. McDonald’s fails to disclose that PFAS is present in its food. He says it is dangerous to the environment and humans.

According to the lawsuit, “The use PFAS in McDonald’s Products is contrary to McDonald’s brand image, which promotes food safety.” McDonald’s Corporation reminds investors, consumers, and the public that the Products can be used in virtually every media.

Clark represents a national class of McDonald’s customers who purchased PFAS-contaminated McDonald’s food.

Clark claims that McDonald’s “repeatedly denied” the existence of PFAS in its food products. Clark said the company admitted this fact only last year.

Clark claimed that McDonald’s continues misrepresenting its food as safe, high-quality, and suitable to be eaten, despite their admission.

According to the class action lawsuit, “Defendant fails inform consumers that PFAS which can have adverse effects on people and bioaccumulate within their systems are present in high quantities in its Products.”

According to the lawsuit, PFAS can cause a number of adverse health effects, including cancer and liver damage.

The class action lawsuit asserts that PFAS can be dangerous even in very low doses, as they persist and build over time.

McDonald’s decided to use PFAS as a way to save money.

Clark claims that McDonald’s does not have the tools to ensure that PFAS are absent from its food products, but instead that McDonald’s uses them to save money.

According to the class action lawsuit, McDonald’s Corporation’s ‘profits above people’ approach allows it to save pennies per unit and instead passes these ‘costs’ onto generations of consumers who will have to live with the consequences of McDonald’s inclusion and concealment of dangerous PFAS in McDonald’s products.

Clark claims McDonald’s is guilty of unjust enrichment and violating the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. There are also a host of state consumer protection laws.

Plaintiff seeks a jury trial as well injunctive, declaratory, and monetary damages for himself as well as all members of the class.

An additional class action lawsuit was filed against McDonald’s earlier in the month. It alleged that McDonald’s lied about McFlurry machine maintenance companies to maintain a “service-and-repair racket” relationship with Taylor.

Do you remember eating at McDonald’s before? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

Steffan T. Keeton, The Keeton Firm LLC represents the plaintiff.

Clark v. McDonald’s Corporation. Case No. 3:22-cv-01628, is the McDonald’s Big Mac PFAS class action lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for Southern District of Illinois.

Amy Noris

Amy Noris

Amy Norris was a child of a family that taught me the value of intrinsic value and "nothing's free" early in his life. This influenced her to pursue a passion for economics and hard money from an early age. She has a Master's Degree in Business and Law Degree. Her interest in markets grew during 2008's financial crisis. With the help of family members with extensive trading experience, She started to learn technical analysis and economics from my own research. Since 2017, I am a proud Her hope my writing inspires readers and gives them an objective view on law, business and the financial markets. Contact her at [email protected]

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