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CSPI’s Latest Frivolous Lawsuit Should Be Taken with a Grain of Salt, Says CCF

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) filed yet another frivolous lawsuit, this time targeting Denny’s restaurant. CSPI, a self-described “food police” group with a long history of filing media stunt lawsuits, alleges that the amount of sodium in Denny’s famous “Moons Over My Hammy” and other menu items violates New Jersey’s consumer protection statutes.

Denny’s readily provides information on its website and in its restaurants on healthy dining options (

CSPI’s latest lawsuit is just the latest in a series of failed attempts to convince reporters and others to legitimize their view that consumers are too stupid to make informed food choices on their own. Despite filing dozens of lawsuits, CSPI has never won a major courtroom judgement. Their lawsuits are manipulative media stunts, plain and simple.

“Consumers, legislators, and others should take CSPI’s latest frivolous lawsuit with a grain of salt.” said Center for Consumer Freedom Senior Research Analyst J. Justin Wilson. “Instead of clogging up our courts with baseless lawsuits, CSPI ought to focus on telling Americans where they can get useful information.”

CSPI disagrees with the concept of personal responsibility in food choices. Instead, the group has advocated for a host of draconian taxes, bans, and lawsuits aimed at restricting what Americans eat. The CSPI staff is also at the forefront of legislative efforts to hike consumer taxes on foods they don’t like to eat.

Wilson added: “CSPI’s tax-and-sue strategy for improving Americans’ diets is a failure, and a tasteless abuse of the legal system. The healthiest thing Americans can do is ignore CSPI’s press releases.”

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Founded in 1996, the Center for Consumer Freedom is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to promoting personal responsibility and protecting consumer choices. For more information, visit


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