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NY Man Sues Seafood Company Over Tuna

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A can of Bumble Bee tuna fish - File / Photo: AP

A can of Bumble Bee tuna fish – File / Photo: AP

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NEW YORK (AP / CBS 2) — A suburban New York City man has filed a lawsuit that claims he got mercury poisoning from eating 10 cans of tuna a week.

Lee Porrazzo, of White Plains, filed the suit against Bumble Bee Foods. He’s asking for unspecified damages for breach of warranty and negligence. He also sued his local Stop & Shop supermarket for selling the tuna.

Porrazzo said he started eating the tuna in January 2006 because the seafood company called it “heart healthy.” The lawsuit says tests revealed he had a mercury level twice the normal amount.

A Bumble Bee spokesman told the New York Post it wasn’t aware of mercury toxicity from eating commercial seafood in the United States.

Stop & Shop declined comment.

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