When was it, last night or the night before? You were sitting around with your best friend and one of you said, "My God, what’s next? Are they going to outlaw Happy Meals?"
Well, read on…
The Center for Science in the Public Interest says it will sue McDonald’s, claiming it cannot include toys with its Happy Meals, reports ABC News.
Many of the toys are entertainment industry tie-ins.
According to the report, "The Center for Science in the Public Interest announced Tuesday that it will file a lawsuit against McDonald’s, calling the practice of marketing toys with junk food "illegal" under consumer protection laws in Massachusetts, Texas , the District of Columbia, New Jersey and California."
Michael Jacobson, executive director of CSPI, told ABC: "Dangling a toy in front of a kid to try to get them into your restaurant is unfair and deceptive, because it’s targeted at kids who are what? Four years old? Six years old? Who don’t even understand the concept of advertising."
A McDonald’s spokesperson told ABC in an email: "We couldn’t disagree more with the misrepresentation of our food and marketing practices made by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Since 2006, we have been a part of the Council for Better Business Bureau’s voluntary initiative to address the importance of children’s well-being."