Kentucky Couple Sues Kraft, Claims Metal in Food

January 25, 2012

A southern Kentucky couple claims in a lawsuit against Kraft Foods that the husband ingested a metal fragment when he ate Velveeta Shells and Cheese.

The suit says Leamon Perkins of Pine Knot suffered a perforated bowel after eating the metal and required surgery.

The suit, which was filed this month and asks for $6.5 million, says Perkins underwent surgery on Sept. 29, the day before Kraft recalled the microwavable product saying it could contain tiny metal pieces.

Kraft spokeswoman Lynne Galia told the Lexington Herald-Leader on Monday that the company hadn’t confirmed any cases of wire bristles in the recalled product.

She said the company has not investigated the claims in the Kentucky lawsuit.

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