NEW YORK (AP) - A lawsuit seeking class-action status says that the American Heart Association lets Campbell Soup use its "Heart-Check" certification in exchange for fees, even when the company's products don't meet the group's own nutritional recommendations.
The lawsuit states that the group's seal of approval misleads people into thinking in that Campbell's products have heart benefits that others don't. The lawsuit says cans of soup bearing the logo can have between six and seven times as much as the amount the group recommends.
Campbell Soup says in an email that it is confident in the accuracy of its labeling. The American Heart Association says it doesn't comment on pending litigation.
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