Russia Hauls McDonald's To Court


Dow Jones Institutional News

Russia's consumer safety regulator said Friday it has filed a lawsuit against McDonald's Corp in a Moscow court, seeking to ban some of the chain's most popular burgers and milk shakes, citing alleged violations of consumer-safety and labeling regulations.

"Infringements have been found that call into question the quality and safety of products of the whole chain of McDonald's restaurants," said Anna Popova, head of regulator Rospotrebnadzor, according to state news agencies.

While Rospotrebnadzor has called for a ban of certain McDonald's products, the three articles of the administrative code referred to in descriptions of the alleged violations may result in fines around a thousand dollars each but no ban on menu items, said Yuliya Matveychuk, of Moscow-based law firm Goltsblat BLP.

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