Maine man says Betty Crocker measuring spoons made him sick
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A Maine man is suing Betty Crocker and its parent company, claiming the company’s red measuring spoons made him sick.
WGME-TV reports Greg Violette claims the Betty Crocker emblem on the two tablespoons came off as he used them to measure a mixture he eats daily. The Waterville resident says he became “very sick” and that a doctor determined it was from the spoons. According to the lawsuit, Violette is seeking $250,000 in damages from Betty Crocker and its parent company, General Mills.
General Mills denies the spoons were “defective” or “hazardous.” The company has asked the case to be dismissed.
A General Mills spokesperson declined comment on pending litigation.
Information from: WGME-TV, http://www.wgme.com