Light Rain Fog/Mist
34°FLight Rain Fog/MistFull Forecast
Prairie Ridge Football State Champions Commemorative Book

Russia: McDonald’s food has ‘too many calories’

Published: Friday, July 25, 2014 5:22 p.m. CST

MOSCOW – Russia’s consumer protection agency has filed a suit against McDonald’s for allegedly selling food that does not meet legal standards.

The case was announced Friday on the website of the agency, Rospotrebnadzor, which said it comes in the wake of inspections of two of the company’s restaurants in Novgorod. According to the statement, some food was found with microbial contamination and several items had caloric values two to three times higher than allowed by national regulations.

The suits asks that sale of McDonald’s products that do not meet the regulations be declared illegal, but it was not clear what penalty the company could face. The two restaurants in Novgorod were to be fined 70,000 rubles ($2,100).

The consumer protection agency is often alleged to initiate legal actions for political ends.

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Northwest Herald.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Reader Poll

Who's going to win the Super Bowl?
Green Bay Packers
Pittsburgh Steelers
New England Patriots
Atlanta Falcons