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Mon January 13, 2014

Vermont Settles With Maker Of Mislabeled VerMints

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Vermont has reached a settlement with VerMints, a company that mislabeled its tins of mints as Vermont products.

The state attorney general's office sued the Braintree, Mass.-based company in 2012, saying its metal tins were labeled as "Vermont's All Natural Mints." But the Vermont attorney general's office said they were manufactured in Canada from mostly non-Vermont ingredients, thus violating consumer protection laws.

As part of the settlement announced Monday, VerMints has agreed to donate $35,000 to the Vermont Foodbank, pay the state $30,000 and add corrective labeling to its products.

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