Snack companies fined $22,000 for false claims they were tuckshop friendly

The makers of two children’s snacks have been fined and have agreed to stop using claims that their products are suitable for school canteens after an investigation by the consumer watchdog.

The makers of Rainbow Paddle Pops and Sakata rice snacks have been fined almost $22,000 after making misleading health claims about their products on packaging.

The Smith’s Snackfood Company’s Sakata Paws Pizza Supreme Rice Snacks and Unilever Australia’s Paddle Pop Rainbow carried misleading claims about their suitability for school canteens, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said.

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