Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Dannon Company, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Danone
Penalty: 
$21,000,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
December 15, 2010
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

Dannon agreed to pay $21 million to resolve multistate allegations that it made unsubstantiated and unlawful marketing claims concerning its Activia yogurt and DanActive dairy drinks.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
HQ Country of Parent: 
France
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
food products
Specific Industry of Parent: 
food products
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Parent company note: 
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