More suits filed against McD over ingredient disclosure

LOS ANGELES Three new lawsuits were filed Monday here and in St. Charles, Mo., alleging that McDonald’s Corp.’s failure to disclose until February 2006 that its French fries and hash browns contain two allergens caused illnesses among the plaintiffs or their children.

Plaintiffs’ attorney Brian Smith of West Palm Beach, Fla., said that before the disclosures about wheat gluten and the milk protein casein, McDonald’s website had identified the potato items as gluten

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