Essay on Consumer Protection

1094 Words Mar 25th, 2008 5 Pages
Making existing and potential customers knowledgeable about products/services, consumer awareness creates more informed buying decisions. Consumers cannot purchase products and services if they do not know they exist. That being said, I believe McDonalds does uphold the basic rights of consumers. Currently, McDonalds displays nutrition facts on all of there food items. That was not always the case. Prior to the movie super size me, and the ensuing lawsuits, McDonalds would offer consumers the option to upgrade their already unhealthy meals to a even larger potion known as super size. This ignored consumer rights because the establishment did not warn customers that they would be consuming nearly half of there daily calories just by having …show more content…
However, Sweet said plaintiffs argue that McDonald's products have been so altered that "their unhealthy attributes are now outside the ken of the average reasonable consumer." For instance, Sweet called Chicken McNuggets a "McFrankenstein creation of various elements not utilized by the home cook." Also people argue that the flashy advertising and fun cartoon characters have a addicting effect on Americas youth. Creations such as the “happy-meal” and Ronald McDonald make people nostalgic for McDonalds because they remember it from their youth. Alternatively, some people argue that food corporations are not responsible for obesity in the united states. For example, if a business provides adequate information about its food products, even it is obvious. Then they have fulfilled there ethical obligation. Also when you provided information consumers are less likely to seek restitution through litigation. Another reason they are not responsible is because fast-food companies have been modifying their marketing, to improve the availability of nutritional information, and add healthier options to the menu. In Terms of McDonald a relevance consumer protection agencies include the FDA, the food and drug administration, as well as the FTC, the federal trade commission, All case concerning consumer

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