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McDonald's is being sued again. An activist group accuses the company of false advertising for not reducing the trans fat in its french fries and other items.

The suit, filed on behalf of a California woman, says McDonald's has not disclosed "to the public in an effective manner that it had not switched to a new, healthier cooking oil."

The restaurant chain had announced it planned to cut the trans fat levels in its fried foods. But McDonald's has delayed the plan, citing concerns of product quality and customer satisfaction.

The anti-Oreo group, BanTransFats.com, cites a 2002 McDonald's press release in the lawsuit.

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