Weeks after a Silicon Valley county in California became the foremost in the country to prohibit the use of toys from McDonald's Happy Meals and other food promotions that target kids, a public health supervisory body struck the fast food giant, ordering to remove the toys from all its meal packages.
Citing toys that are aimed at promoting the most recent Shrek movie, the Center for Science in the Public Interest said that the plastic promotions tempt kids into McDonald's restaurants where they are then liable to order food that is too high in calories, fat and salt, so that is definitely all the junk food going in their system.
The organization on Tuesday offered the fast food giant a platter with a letter on it, expressing its intention to sue, if toys are not removed from the packages.
The letter is lawfully necessary to be provided in a number of states before lawsuits can be brought under customer protection decrees.
Stephen Gardner, litigation Director for the advocacy group said that McDonald's is like a stranger in the playground trying to offer candies to all the kids that get lured by that act, which in turn has a bad effect on their health.