A consumer has filed a putative class action against H.J. Heinz Co. alleging that the company’s frozen microwave French fries and tater tots contain partially hydrogenated oil (PHO), which contains artificial trans fat, despite packaging that indicates the products contain “0g trans fat.” Backus v. H.J. Heinz Co., No. 15-2738 (N.D. Cal., filed June 18, 2015). The complaint asserts that any intake of trans fat is unsafe and cites the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s June 16, 2015, final determination that PHOs are not generally recognized as safe for any human food. The complaint further argues that the artificial trans fats in PHO cause several medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. The plaintiff alleges violations of California unfair competition, false advertising and consumer legal remedies statutes and seeks class certification, damages, disgorgement of benefits, an injunction, and attorney’s fees.