LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A class-action suit has been filed against a grocery chain and frozen vegetable manufacturers over allegations that a man's family was sickened by Listeria.
Roger Coffelt Jr. filed a complaint on behalf of all those similarly situated on July 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against The Kroger Co., The Pictsweet Co. and CRF Frozen Foods LLC alleging violation of the warranty of merchantability and negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he purchased the defendants' frozen peas that were adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, a dangerous bacteria that can cause death. The suit states that the peas caused illness to and Listeria infection of his family members. The plaintiff holds The Kroger Co., The Pictsweet Co., CRF Frozen Foods LLC responsible because the defendants allegedly grown, processed and sold the adulterated subject frozen peas and maintained their food production and packing facilities in an unsanitary and unhygienic condition.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants for damages for not more than $30,000,000 plus penalties, attorneys' fees and costs and for such other and further relief as the court deems proper. He is represented by Clayeo C. Arnold and Joshua H. Watson of Clayeo C. Arnold APC in Long Beach, California.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 5:16-cv-01471