In October 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Atkins Nutritionals for allegedly deceptively marketing products – including bars, candies, and brownies – as having low or zero “net carbs” (which the company defines as the carbohydrates that “significantly impact your blood sugar level and therefore are the only carbs you need to count when you do Atkins”) when, according to plaintiffs, the company subtracts grams of sugar alcohol from the amount of carbs to arrive at the amount of “net carbs” in the product, despite the fact that sugar alcohol is a type of carbohydrate and impacts blood sugar. (Colella et al v. Atkins Nutritionals, Inc., Case No. 17-cv-5867, E. D. NY.)
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