US fastfood giant McDonald’s has criticised the filing of an amended lawsuit that alleges the fastfood chain sells foods that are more dangerous than customers expect.

New court papers have been filed in the previously dismissed suit that claimed McDonald’s food was responsible for obesity in children. US district judge Robert Sweet received the new filing on Thursday, reported Reuters.

“This senseless lawsuit’s selective focus on only one food organisation is not only absurd when you look at the facts, but is a serious disservice to anyone who is looking for real answers and information about healthy lifestyles, energy balance and personal responsibility,” McDonald’s said in a statement.

The lawsuit also received criticism from the National Council of Chain Restaurants, which called it “ridiculous”.