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2013-01-31 11:36:03 AM
I know how she can avoid these "toxic" pizzas: read the ingredients before buying something and don't buy anything you find objectionable! It's really that easy! It's not as if they were hiding the fact that trans fats were in the food.  She should be thrown out of court immediately and forced to pay the legal fees for the companies for being simply that stupid.
 
2013-01-31 11:37:50 AM

serpent_sky: I know how she can avoid these "toxic" pizzas: read the ingredients before buying something and don't buy anything you find objectionable!


We will have none of that kind of talk here!
 
2013-01-31 11:47:51 AM

serpent_sky: I know how she can avoid these "toxic" pizzas: read the ingredients before buying something and don't buy anything you find objectionable! It's really that easy! It's not as if they were hiding the fact that trans fats were in the food.  She should be thrown out of court immediately and forced to pay the legal fees for the companies for being simply that stupid.


THIS^

/and her little shark, too
 
2013-01-31 11:59:40 AM
But that pizza is frivolicious
 
2013-01-31 12:00:35 PM
As long as it was disclosed on the nutritional info, I don't really see how they have a case.
 
2013-01-31 12:06:34 PM
Well, here is the nutritional info from the website for the BBQ Chicken pizza:
i291.photobucket.com
It reports no trans fat.  This may be the issue at hand.
Of course, if it has 0.3gm of trans fat and the FDA allows it to be rounded down to zero, I still don't really think they have a case.
 
2013-01-31 12:10:01 PM
this is why we can't have nice things.
 
2013-01-31 12:16:17 PM
Weston said the suit seeks all monies Nestle has ever made from frozenpizzas.

Good luck with that.
 
2013-01-31 12:17:29 PM
To be fair, subby, this is a class-action suit, so it's not like she's expecting to get 5 million to herself.  And if this stupid-ass suit actually does win the lawyers will take half before the any other claimants get their check for five dollars and sixty-two cents.

Anyway, this article makes it seem like a slam dunk at first saying PHVO is "banned worldwide".  Poor choice of words considering that later in the article it specifically states that only a few jurisdictions in the U.S. have banned it, and only in restaurants. 

Even the complaint itself says "banned in many parts of the world."  That does NOT mean "banned worldwide."

Nestle is right to say that they're in compliance with regulations.  I didn't feel like reading the entire 23 page complaint, but I'm guessing this case doesn't have much merit at all, and that it's just enough worth the risk for the lawyers to give it a shot. They could probably give less than two shiats about Katie Simpson and her Snowflakes, et al.
 
2013-01-31 12:18:42 PM
Partially hydrogenated vegetable oil would be listed in the ingredients. She had the necessary information. It isn't the company's fault that the FDA has asinine regulations regarding trans fat labeling. This woman is just looking for a payday.
 
2013-01-31 12:19:20 PM

hillbillypharmacist: Well, here is the nutritional info from the website for the BBQ Chicken pizza:
[i291.photobucket.com image 757x151]
It reports no trans fat.  This may be the issue at hand.
Of course, if it has 0.3gm of trans fat and the FDA allows it to be rounded down to zero, I still don't really think they have a case.


Does the list of ingredients include the phrase "partially hydrogenated?"
 
2013-01-31 12:21:34 PM

Shostie: hillbillypharmacist: Well, here is the nutritional info from the website for the BBQ Chicken pizza:
[i291.photobucket.com image 757x151]
It reports no trans fat.  This may be the issue at hand.
Of course, if it has 0.3gm of trans fat and the FDA allows it to be rounded down to zero, I still don't really think they have a case.

Does the list of ingredients include the phrase "partially hydrogenated?"


Not that I could find

INGREDIENTS: ENRICHED WHEAT FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, MALTED BARLEY FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID, ASCORBIC ACID), BARBECUE SAUCE (WATER, TOMATO PASTE, BROWN SUGAR, VINEGAR, MOLASSES, SUGAR, SALT, APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF MODIFIED FOOD STARCH, MUSTARD BRAN, DRIED GARLIC, NATURAL HICKORY SMOKE FLAVOR, CARAMEL COLOR, SPICE, NATURAL FLAVOR), LOW-MOISTURE PART- SKIM MOZZARELLA CHEESE (PART-SKIM MILK, CHEESE CULTURE, SALT, ENZYMES), WATER, GRILLED SEASONED WHITE MEAT CHICKEN (WHITE MEAT CHICKEN, WATER, MODIFIED FOOD STARCH, SALT, DEXTRIN, SODIUM PHOSPHATES, FLAVORING, YEAST EXTRACT, FRUCTOSE, CARRAGEENAN, CHICKEN FAT, COOKED CHICKEN), SOYBEAN OIL, SMOKED GOUDA CHEESE (PASTEURIZED PART-SKIM MILK, CHEESE CULTURE, SALT, ENZYMES, ANNATTO [COLOR]), SUGAR, RED ONIONS, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF YEAST, SALT, WHEAT GLUTEN, CILANTRO. CONTAINS: WHEAT, MILK.
CONTAINS: WHEAT, MILK.
 
2013-01-31 12:21:50 PM

Shostie: Does the list of ingredients include the phrase "partially hydrogenated?"


INGREDIENTS: ENRICHED WHEAT FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, MALTED BARLEY FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID, ASCORBIC ACID), BARBECUE SAUCE (WATER, TOMATO PASTE, BROWN SUGAR, VINEGAR, MOLASSES, SUGAR, SALT, APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF MODIFIED FOOD STARCH, MUSTARD BRAN, DRIED GARLIC, NATURAL HICKORY SMOKE FLAVOR, CARAMEL COLOR, SPICE, NATURAL FLAVOR), LOW-MOISTURE PART- SKIM MOZZARELLA CHEESE (PART-SKIM MILK, CHEESE CULTURE, SALT, ENZYMES), WATER, GRILLED SEASONED WHITE MEAT CHICKEN (WHITE MEAT CHICKEN, WATER, MODIFIED FOOD STARCH, SALT, DEXTRIN, SODIUM PHOSPHATES, FLAVORING, YEAST EXTRACT, FRUCTOSE, CARRAGEENAN, CHICKEN FAT, COOKED CHICKEN), SOYBEAN OIL, SMOKED GOUDA CHEESE (PASTEURIZED PART-SKIM MILK, CHEESE CULTURE, SALT, ENZYMES, ANNATTO [COLOR]), SUGAR, RED ONIONS, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF YEAST, SALT, WHEAT GLUTEN, CILANTRO. CONTAINS: WHEAT, MILK.

Doesn't look like it.
 
2013-01-31 12:27:28 PM

hillbillypharmacist: Shostie: Does the list of ingredients include the phrase "partially hydrogenated?"

INGREDIENTS: ENRICHED WHEAT FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, MALTED BARLEY FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID, ASCORBIC ACID), BARBECUE SAUCE (WATER, TOMATO PASTE, BROWN SUGAR, VINEGAR, MOLASSES, SUGAR, SALT, APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF MODIFIED FOOD STARCH, MUSTARD BRAN, DRIED GARLIC, NATURAL HICKORY SMOKE FLAVOR, CARAMEL COLOR, SPICE, NATURAL FLAVOR), LOW-MOISTURE PART- SKIM MOZZARELLA CHEESE (PART-SKIM MILK, CHEESE CULTURE, SALT, ENZYMES), WATER, GRILLED SEASONED WHITE MEAT CHICKEN (WHITE MEAT CHICKEN, WATER, MODIFIED FOOD STARCH, SALT, DEXTRIN, SODIUM PHOSPHATES, FLAVORING, YEAST EXTRACT, FRUCTOSE, CARRAGEENAN, CHICKEN FAT, COOKED CHICKEN), SOYBEAN OIL, SMOKED GOUDA CHEESE (PASTEURIZED PART-SKIM MILK, CHEESE CULTURE, SALT, ENZYMES, ANNATTO [COLOR]), SUGAR, RED ONIONS, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF YEAST, SALT, WHEAT GLUTEN, CILANTRO. CONTAINS: WHEAT, MILK.

Doesn't look like it.


Their pepperoni pizza has, and lists trans fat on the nutritional info.
 
2013-01-31 12:30:17 PM

I want your skull: Their pepperoni pizza has, and lists trans fat on the nutritional info.


It sure does.  Which is kind of a blow to the plaintiff here, as I can't see how CPK can be liable for potential damages for a food product that is legal to sell and is explicit on the packaging.
 
2013-01-31 12:34:30 PM
Whatever the outcome, the Sicilian style California Pizza must remain available to consumers.
 
2013-01-31 12:35:29 PM
The most frequent of Ms. Simpson's purchases of Nestle Trans Fat Pizzas were at the Target

Well, there's your problem.
 
2013-01-31 12:36:35 PM
In 2008, California became the first state to ban all restaurant food with artificial trans fat, a law affecting about 88,000 eating establishments, the suit said.

"Trans fats now may not be served in California's schools or restaurants in an amount greater than half a gram per serving," the suit says.


Another blow to the plaintiff is that the pepperoni pizza adheres to the half a gram per serving rule that restaurants and schools adhere to.
 
2013-01-31 12:38:15 PM
I notice that these pizzas seem to contain gluten.

What kind of monster feeds glutenated food to their CHILDREN??? Does she want her kids to catch autism???
 
2013-01-31 12:38:50 PM
I know when seeking out healthy food I always think "frozen pizza."
 
2013-01-31 12:39:57 PM

fruitloop: The most frequent of Ms. Simpson's purchases of Nestle Trans Fat Pizzas were at the Target

Well, there's your problem.


I'm not sure I'd buy a Nestle Trans Fat Pizza, you just don't know what is in it.


Doesn't matter.  She's from California.  Liberal bastion, therefore she's not required to have any personal responsibility.
 
2013-01-31 12:41:33 PM
Oh.  I almost forgot.


Hooootttt Poccckkkeeetttt.
 
2013-01-31 12:44:16 PM

hillbillypharmacist: I want your skull: Their pepperoni pizza has, and lists trans fat on the nutritional info.

It sure does.  Which is kind of a blow to the plaintiff here, as I can't see how CPK can be liable for potential damages for a food product that is legal to sell and is explicit on the packaging.


Yep. If they were mislabeling it, that would be one thing. They're following the law here, so I just don't see how she has a case.
 
2013-01-31 12:51:09 PM
"The most frequent of Ms. Simpson's purchases of Nestle Trans Fat Pizzas were at the Target located at 2911 Jamacha Road" near Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego, said the suit

Help yourself, help yourself
Help yourself to Stouffer's TRANS FAT PIZZA
 
2013-01-31 12:58:47 PM

I_Am_Weasel: fruitloop: The most frequent of Ms. Simpson's purchases of Nestle Trans Fat Pizzas were at the Target

Well, there's your problem.

I'm not sure I'd buy a Nestle Trans Fat Pizza, you just don't know what is in it.


Doesn't matter.  She's from California.  Liberal bastion, therefore she's not required to have any personal responsibility.


What is up with the derp brigade lately, every thread it's always liberal this liberal that.

Hey morons! Cut it the hell out we too are busying making fun of idiots to listen to your partisan BS
 
2013-01-31 12:58:47 PM
FTA: "California has banned trans fat in foods served in local restaurants, but no bans on trans fat exist for packaged foods."

Sadly, this will probably not result in the suit being immediately thrown out with minimal cost to the defendant.
 
2013-01-31 12:59:19 PM
This twunt should be punched in the gunt.  Don't buy the friggin' pizza.  It contains a perfectly legal ingredient that they completely disclose.
 
2013-01-31 12:59:34 PM
No wonder why when I tried one of their pizza's i got the bad poops - I don't believe in serving sizes. I usually eat the whole thing myself.

I do not like Nestle Trans Fat Pizzas
 
2013-01-31 12:59:37 PM
But when she learned they contained trans fat-an ingredient linked to heart disease, diabetes and cancer-she felt as if she were sold poison.

Right or wrong, I just want to punch her in the face after reading this bit. It's a goddamn frozen pizza. It's unhealthy, trans fat or no, you stupid farking cow.
 
2013-01-31 12:59:37 PM
Never mind the trans fat, she should have sued them for tasting so disgusting.
 
2013-01-31 12:59:38 PM
Anything with hydrogenated oil contains trans fat. Even if it is less than 1%, it is there.
 
2013-01-31 01:00:01 PM
So by her reasoning, when she fed this to her children, she committed an act of child endangerment! When will she be arrested?
 
2013-01-31 01:00:54 PM

Jument: But when she learned they contained trans fat-an ingredient linked to heart disease, diabetes and cancer-she felt as if she were sold poison.

Right or wrong, I just want to punch her in the face after reading this bit. It's a goddamn frozen pizza. It's unhealthy, trans fat or no, you stupid farking cow.



Thank God Twinkies are off the market...she would have a heart attack if she read the ingredients.
 
2013-01-31 01:01:18 PM
I went to a CPK once, I didn't know WTF I was dealing with. All the pizzas seemed to involve mayonnaise or bacon or both. I had the distinct feeling I was in an Olive Garden but without soup and with the pasta flattened into squishy crusts. I couldn't figure out how, exactly, California was involved. It occurred to me that CPK was about as Left Coast as Boston Market is Beantown.
 
2013-01-31 01:01:19 PM
Because fark you, trans fats are deliscious.
 
2013-01-31 01:01:34 PM

Dafodude: To be fair, subby, this is a class-action suit, so it's not like she's expecting to get 5 million to herself.  And if this stupid-ass suit actually does win the lawyers will take half before the any other claimants get their check for five dollars and sixty-two cents.

Anyway, this article makes it seem like a slam dunk at first saying PHVO is "banned worldwide".  Poor choice of words considering that later in the article it specifically states that only a few jurisdictions in the U.S. have banned it, and only in restaurants. 

Even the complaint itself says "banned in many parts of the world."  That does NOT mean "banned worldwide."

Nestle is right to say that they're in compliance with regulations.  I didn't feel like reading the entire 23 page complaint, but I'm guessing this case doesn't have much merit at all, and that it's just enough worth the risk for the lawyers to give it a shot. They could probably give less than two shiats about Katie Simpson and her Snowflakes, et al.


What is sad is that Nestle will probably settle out of court just to avoid court costs and the lawyers will get a payday regardless.
 
2013-01-31 01:01:48 PM
So the biatch is suing the company for not removing something they've never been required to remove, and because she can't read labels? Trans fats aren't that hard to avoid even if you eat processed foods, and consuming a small amount will have a negligible effect on your health anyway. And if that crap is all you eat, trans fats are probably about the least of your concerns, after all the total fat, sodium, sugar, and artificial chemicals you're consuming.
 
2013-01-31 01:01:56 PM

Egoy3k: What is up with the derp brigade lately, every thread it's always liberal this liberal that.


Lately?
 
2013-01-31 01:02:09 PM
This is what is wrong with our legal system.

Nestle is clearly in compliance with state law.  Certain ingredients are banned in restaraunts, but not pre-packaged food.

That pretty much puts an end to it.  So why was the suit even allowed to be filed.  It seems to me that the proper course of action, if any at all, is to get the regulation changed.

Stupid waste of time and money for everyone.
 
2013-01-31 01:02:29 PM
" Did someone order a pizza? "
 
2013-01-31 01:04:03 PM
Trans fats = flavor. Anyone who still remembers KFC before they got rid of TF oils knows what I mean.
 
2013-01-31 01:04:25 PM

I_Am_Weasel: Oh.  I almost forgot.


Hooootttt Poccckkkeeetttt.


I just read that aloud in Jim Gaffigan's voice, and now my coworkers are looking at me funny.
 
2013-01-31 01:06:37 PM
What do you want on your Tombstone?
 
2013-01-31 01:06:42 PM
it's my money and i need it now
 
2013-01-31 01:10:14 PM
I am betting she is overweight, wears tank-tops & stretch pants, has overweight dirty kids, and has that, you know, that...that...smell to her. I know this type. I am always stuck behind them at the check out counter.
 
2013-01-31 01:13:20 PM

theorellior: I went to a CPK once, I didn't know WTF I was dealing with. All the pizzas seemed to involve mayonnaise or bacon or both. I had the distinct feeling I was in an Olive Garden but without soup and with the pasta flattened into squishy crusts. I couldn't figure out how, exactly, California was involved. It occurred to me that CPK was about as Left Coast as Boston Market is Beantown.


Went twice.  First time wasn't bad.  Too much cheese.  Second time I went, waaaay too much cheese.  Also it's too greasy from them adding oil to the pan to proof the bread (basically instead of letting yeast do its job, they deep fry the dough - a pizza place shortcut when they don't have enough dough ready).

Never again.
 
2013-01-31 01:13:50 PM
Wait til she finds out what goes into the sausage . . .
 
2013-01-31 01:13:52 PM

hillbillypharmacist: Well, here is the nutritional info from the website for the BBQ Chicken pizza:
[i291.photobucket.com image 757x151]
It reports no trans fat.  This may be the issue at hand.
Of course, if it has 0.3gm of trans fat and the FDA allows it to be rounded down to zero, I still don't really think they have a case.


The 'nutritional info' panel can be misleading.  FDA allows anything less than half a gram of trans-fat per serving to be listed as zero.  That's why I look at the ingredients list for 'partially-hydrogenated'.

While I consider trans fats dangerous, and avoid them whenever possible, I sincerely hope that the judge throws out this suit immediately, and forces this dippy twat to pay Nestle's court costs.  Also, I will be filing an amicus brief with the court, offering to punch the plaintiff in the clitoris.
 
2013-01-31 01:15:20 PM
All you people who are saying this woman should be punched (either in the face or...lower), shoud be ashamed!

This woman should NOT be punched!

She should be launched into the G-D D-MN SUN! This brainless subspecies of troglodyte coontwaffle should be tarred and feathered. It's people like this who make this country so awful. Stupid BS victim mentality combined with the great American past time of trying to acquire something for nothing.

/Wish she had eaten several dozen pizzas covered in ACTUAL poison.
 
2013-01-31 01:15:58 PM

TV's Vinnie: Trans fats = flavor. Anyone who still remembers KFC before they got rid of TF oils knows what I mean.


Yeah, no.  Butter=flavor.  Bacon grease=flavor.  Partially-hydrogenated soybean oil=flavorless anal lube.
 
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