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Wed October 24, 2012
Vermont AG Accuses Company of Mislabeled Mints
The state Attorney General's office has sued a company called VerMints, saying it has mislabeled its tins of mints as Vermont products.
The suit was filed recently in Washington Superior Court. It says from 2006 to 2010, the company sold over 1.3 million tins prominently labeled "Vermont's All Natural Mints," or "Vermont's All Natural Pastilles." It says many tins also were marked "Product of the USA."
The attorney general's office says the products actually were manufactured at a plant in Canada, mostly out of ingredients that originated outside of Vermont.
An employee at VerMints in Burlington said Chief Executive Officer Gary Rinkus was on a conference call and was not immediately available to comment Wednesday afternoon. Rinkus also was named as a defendant in the lawsuit.
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