NY Man Sues Seafood Company Over Tuna

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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  • Roseann

    10 cans of tuna a week way too much tuna

  • Geronimo

    I have been eating canned tuna,almost all Bumble Bee, and I have no mercury problem.

  • Jeremy Piven

    C’mon guys, this a real affliction!

  • Richard

    He should of ate Dog food instead.

  • Roy

    maybe he can become the first human thermometer

  • z z zodiac

    I will sue this guy for being an idiot.

  • The Good Samaritan

    Another moron trying his shot at free lotto.

    The Good Samaritan has spoken.

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