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VerMints Lawsuit Settled

The Vermont Attorney General's office has settled a lawsuit against VerMints.
MONTPELIER, Vt. - The Vermont Attorney General's office has settled a lawsuit against VerMints.

According to a press release VerMints labeled flavored mints as a "Vermont" product when it was made in Canada with mostly out-of-state products. The Vermont Attorney General's office claimed this violated the Vermont Consumer Protection Act and Consumer Protection Rule 120.

“We need to maintain a level playing field when it comes to claims of geographic origin, and to ensure that consumers who care about where their food comes from get accurate information in the marketplace,” said Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell.

The settlement requires VerMints and its President Gary Rinkus, of Braintree, Mass., to donate $35,000 to the Vermont Foodbank, pay the State of Vermont $30,000, and add corrective labeling to its products for 18 months.
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