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2013-01-31 11:36:03 AM
16 votes:
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 12:59:37 PM
6 votes:
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 12:59:19 PM
4 votes:
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 01:18:12 PM
3 votes:
Never has the term "biatch slap" crossed my mind so many times in one article.
2013-01-31 01:15:20 PM
3 votes:
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 01:01:18 PM
3 votes:
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 01:00:01 PM
3 votes:
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 12:58:47 PM
3 votes:

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 12:39:57 PM
3 votes:

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 12:18:42 PM
3 votes:
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 12:06:34 PM
3 votes:
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 02:44:14 PM
2 votes:
Hey Mom, how about making dinner for your kids? Or at least picking up some easy make at home meals.
2013-01-31 02:01:11 PM
2 votes:
Someone please take this woman's children away and put them in foster care, sterilize her, and then punch her in the face.
2013-01-31 01:40:48 PM
2 votes:
SHOOT THE LAWYERS! MORE SKIN ON HBO! L.H. PUTTGRASS SIGNING OFF AND HEADING FOR THE TUB!!
2013-01-31 01:28:33 PM
2 votes:

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.


You say that as if she didn't specifically search out a pizza with that ingredient listed just so she had an excuse to start the lawsuit. Yeah, I'm cynical, but these cases are always, always setups.
2013-01-31 01:15:58 PM
2 votes:

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.
2013-01-31 01:10:14 PM
2 votes:
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 01:01:48 PM
2 votes:
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 01:01:34 PM
2 votes:

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 12:30:17 PM
2 votes:

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 12:17:29 PM
2 votes:
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 07:12:30 PM
1 votes:

WordyGrrl: Gyrfalcon: 99.998er: 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.

This. There's no picture of her, which means she's hideously overweight, and I'll bet dollars to donuts she just now started reading labels because she's on a "diet" and suddenly cares about whether there are "trans fats" in her food. And if you asked her, she couldn't tell you what a "trans fat" was except it's bad and could kill you or something.

Trans fat is...is... it's a TOXIN! And, um, everybody knows what toxins are. It's all over the internet!

/But she's totally okay with each serving having 34% of the RDA for sodium.


It's like the Bible, you pick and choose what toxins ACTUALLY COUNT as toxins. Gay toxins are toxins but combining fabric type toxins aren't.

/She only cares about poisoning her kids with transfats. If they due from anything else she doesn't care as it doesn't pay.
2013-01-31 07:06:07 PM
1 votes:

Okoboji: So let's take a look at the 2 basic flaws in this bink's case:

The lawsuit says the frozen pizzas in question shouldn't contain a toxic food additive  banned all over the world, said Greg Weston, an attorney for the plaintiff.

Really?  Is it?  Truly?  Hmmmm, somehow I kinda doubt that (and I'm too lazy to research it).


I did my research - according the Greg Weston's statement, Austria, Iceland and Sweden represent the entire world.
2013-01-31 06:59:00 PM
1 votes:
So let's take a look at the 2 basic flaws in this bink's case:

The lawsuit says the frozen pizzas in question shouldn't contain a toxic food additive  banned all over the world, said Greg Weston, an attorney for the plaintiff.

Really?  Is it?  Truly?  Hmmmm, somehow I kinda doubt that (and I'm too lazy to research it).

Weston said the suit seeks all monies Nestle has ever made from frozen pizzas.

Well, there you go, Mr. Lawyer-man.... why don't you just stand up and say "My client is feeling particularly greedy and she's doing this only so someone can line her purse with cash."  Dumbass...
2013-01-31 06:08:05 PM
1 votes:
" instead placing profits over public health and deliberately poisoning their consumers. "

IANAL but that sure does sound like libel to me,
2013-01-31 04:30:47 PM
1 votes:

pir8p3t3: The research has been out for years, and legislation banning it outright has even passed in some areas.


California's ban on trans fat in restaurants still allows 0.5gms per serving.  And the frozen pizza has no more than that.  The pizza would still be legal even if served in a restaurant where the trans fat was banned.

It's a bad food, no doubt, but I just don't see a way in which the corporation is liable.  Shoot, it's not like there were any damages in any case.
2013-01-31 03:30:37 PM
1 votes:
Here's a great f'ing idea Biotch, quit buying crap food and fix them healthy meals.  Oh and GTH, Biotch.
2013-01-31 02:58:26 PM
1 votes:

99.998er: 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.


This. There's no picture of her, which means she's hideously overweight, and I'll bet dollars to donuts she just now started reading labels because she's on a "diet" and suddenly cares about whether there are "trans fats" in her food. And if you asked her, she couldn't tell you what a "trans fat" was except it's bad and could kill you or something.
2013-01-31 02:56:02 PM
1 votes:
FTA: "Weston said the suit seeks all monies Nestle has ever made from frozen pizzas."

Now THAT is some Major League hubris.

I hope she doesn't receive a dime.
2013-01-31 02:48:01 PM
1 votes:

litespeed74: Hey Mom, how about making dinner for your kids? Or at least picking up some easy make at home meals.


Like a frozen pizza?
2013-01-31 02:33:08 PM
1 votes:
Dammit, America.
2013-01-31 02:31:09 PM
1 votes:
Remember how we were supposed to laugh when the tobacco companies claimed that they were only the first on a slippery slope of total life control via lawsuit?
2013-01-31 02:22:53 PM
1 votes:

tbhouston: wait...frozen food isn't natrual and healthy???? dude, woah


What's even stupiderererer, is this lawsuit is about a product that contains ingredients that happen to have naturally occurring tranisomer fatty acids, not the lab-generated hydrogenated oil type.
2013-01-31 02:21:30 PM
1 votes:

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.


if that label is real..omg 900 calories and enough salt to sink a salt shaker!
2013-01-31 02:20:51 PM
1 votes:
I'm not a violent person, but this is one biatch I would punch in the face without feeling bad about it
2013-01-31 01:59:30 PM
1 votes:
The company should follow the law and regulations! oh, they did? Well, maybe if the company would have labeled it... oh they did that too?

I wonder if she drinks. Alcohol actually does act as poison in your body. Why not sue Miller?
2013-01-31 01:57:04 PM
1 votes:

Dog Welder: This just in:  packaged frozen foods are not healthy for you.

If you want "healthy" pizza, make it from scratch.  It's really not difficult to make a decent pizza dough.  It might take a little more time, but it's worth it.


Wait until she finds out that trans fat occur naturally in meat and dairy.
2013-01-31 01:52:25 PM
1 votes:

hillbillypharmacist: As long as it was disclosed on the nutritional info, I don't really see how they have a case.


And her logic of they "Failed to remove it" would mean they would have to have been ordered to remove it by someone official and didn't.

Stupid case is stupid
2013-01-31 01:49:45 PM
1 votes:

CheekyMonkey: 99.998er: 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.

I'll take that bet.  People who look like your description don't give a shiat about trans fat - it's 40% of their diet.


Perhaps, but money grab, sue happy people do. If she is all that concerned, she shouldn't be buying  anyfrozen pizza in the first place.
2013-01-31 01:42:40 PM
1 votes:

I want your skull: 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.


But it also does not list any hydrogenated oils on the ingredients lists. It's safe to assume that the transisomer fatty acids present in the product are the naturally occurring variety found in small quantities in animal fat. Let's see, about 3-5% of animal fats contains transisomer fatty acids. The nutritional label for this pepperoni and cheese pizza lists 16grams of total fats and .5grams of trans fats. That means the fats in this product are 3.125% trans fats.

This women will shocked to learn that the trans fats in this product are not "a dangerous food additive" but a naturally occurring lipid.

This woman reminds of the scene in Clerks when Randal is describing annoying customers. The one guy biatches, "What? You expect me to the drink this coffee hot?"
2013-01-31 01:42:19 PM
1 votes:
It would be real nice to see the judge make this idiot and her attorney pay the legal cost for CA Kitchen when they lose.
2013-01-31 01:34:50 PM
1 votes:
This just in:  packaged frozen foods are not healthy for you.

If you want "healthy" pizza, make it from scratch.  It's really not difficult to make a decent pizza dough.  It might take a little more time, but it's worth it.
2013-01-31 01:34:28 PM
1 votes:
For people thinking this was some random house wife's scheme or even her good natured plan to save American children from the evils of trans fats, I would humbly suggest she saw a late night commercial from some scam law agency telling that "If you or someone you know has eaten frozen California Pizza Kitchen pizzas, you may be part of a class action lawsuit and have money to collect."

And if they hook enough greedy people, they bring a class action suit against the company. Lawyers make bank while the class action recipients make about $2.50.
2013-01-31 01:22:03 PM
1 votes:
That's the argument being made in a $5 million federal class-action lawsuit that claims Nestle-makers of DiGiorno, Stouffer's and California Pizza Kitchen frozen pizzas -is "placing profits over public health" by failing to remove trans fat.

According to at least half our governing body, profits are and have been, more important that humans for quite some time.  That's how our entire health care system works.  Good luck with that reasoning.  If it kills you and they make a few bucks, it was well played.
2013-01-31 01:04:25 PM
1 votes:

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 01:02:29 PM
1 votes:
" Did someone order a pizza? "
2013-01-31 01:02:09 PM
1 votes:
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 12:59:37 PM
1 votes:
Never mind the trans fat, she should have sued them for tasting so disgusting.
2013-01-31 12:38:50 PM
1 votes:
I know when seeking out healthy food I always think "frozen pizza."
2013-01-31 12:38:15 PM
1 votes:
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 12:16:17 PM
1 votes:
Weston said the suit seeks all monies Nestle has ever made from frozenpizzas.

Good luck with that.
2013-01-31 12:10:01 PM
1 votes:
this is why we can't have nice things.
2013-01-31 12:00:35 PM
1 votes:
As long as it was disclosed on the nutritional info, I don't really see how they have a case.
2013-01-31 11:47:51 AM
1 votes:

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
 
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