By C&I Week 

The ACCC has fined Unilever Australia and The Smith’s Snackfood Company $10,800 each for misleading claims about the nutritional value of products from Paddle Pop and Sakata.

The ACCC claimed both companies made false or misleading representations on the packaging of each product, Paddle Pop Rainbow (10 pack) and Sakata Paws Pizza Supreme Rice Snacks, alleging they had been approved or were suitable as healthy options for school canteens.

Unilver’s Paddle Pop Rainbow (10 pack) packaging included a logo on the front, back and one side of the packaging with the words “School Canteen Approved” and a tick symbol.

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This story first appeared in C&I Week.