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Business Ethics: Week 6 Essay Question Pelman v. McDonald's

Conduct online research on the case Pelman v. McDonald's in which it was alleged that McDonald's was partially responsible for the health problems associated with the obesity of children who eat McDonald's fast food. Should McDonald's and other fast food restaurants be judged negligent for selling dangerous products, failing to warn consumers of the dangers of a high fat diet, and deceptive advertising? Please remember to cite your sources in APA format at the bottom of your essay.

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In the Pelman VS. McDonald's case, McDonald's Corporation and its respective agents and employees were found to be engaged in unfair and deceptive acts and practices by misleading the consumers in widespread advertising campaigns, press releases, promotions and on their Internet website and restaurants on the nutritious quality of their food products, their benefits to the consumers, e.g., nutrition effect, easy part of a healthy lifestyle if eaten daily. All of these claims were in contradiction to the acceptable guidelines and standards in medical and nutrition. Due to the advertisements, ...

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This solution discusses the results of the Pelman v. McDonald's case and the ethical responsibilities of fastfood restaurants to their consumers. This solution is 368 words with 2 references.