Margarine can't have a 'buttery taste', court says
Quebec's courts are once again tied up with margarine issues.
This time, the Quebec Court of Appeal ruled against margarine-maker Unilever, which was fighting for the right to advertise margarine as having a 'buttery taste'.
Back in 2008, inspectors with the Quebec agriculture ministry cited the company and fined it for making the claim about its Becel Gold brand, insisting that by law, the word 'butter' can only be used pertaining to dairy products.
Initially, Quebec Court ruled against Unilever before Quebec Superior Court ruled in favour of the company.
In 2008, the Quebec government finally repealed a controversial and long-standing law against the sale of yellow margarine. Strong opposition from Quebec's dairy farmers helped keep white margarine on the shelves for years.
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