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.
One of the most-watched contests in Vermont this election season is the race for the state Attorney General. The state’s largest newspaper recently hosted a debate between the three candidates vying for the position.