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Heinz has been ordered to pay $1.65m in penalties for misleading claims that its Little Kids Shredz products were beneficial to the health of kids depite comprising 60% sugar. Pic: ©GettyImages/Taborsk

Heinz fined $1.65m over misleading health claim

By Gill Hyslop

The Federal Court of Australia has ordered H.J. Heinz Company Australia Ltd (Heinz) to pay an AU$2.25m (US$1.65m) penalty for misleading health claim that its Little Kids Shredz products were beneficial to the health of young children.

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