A couple barbecuing for some friends finds an unexpected ingredient in their baked beans. They sent the contents of the can off to a lab and now they are suing food giant ConAgra.
This happened two years ago, no one went to the hospital no one even got sick [sic] -- so why the lawsuit?
Sauce and, of course, beans. That's what Rodolfo Zuniga and his fiancée Velma Dimas expected when they bought a can of ConAgra’s Ranch-Style [sic] Beans.
Zuniga says, “We were getting ready to eat and I opened up the can beans [sic] and put it in the pot.”
Velma even tasted the beans before noticing something besides beans in the pot.
She says, “To me it looked like a rat but then I started messing with it.”
What the couple says they found was a green-grayish blob, which a lab later determined was mold. They say they immediately called the 800 number on the can to alert ConAgra, which then offered the couple coupons worth $200.
The $200 obviously wasn't enough, so they sued for more. But the story notes that "[b]ecause of how the lawsuit was filed the most the couple can get is $10,000." But, remember, it's not about the money!
On a side note, here is a close-up of the can's label that WOAI used to illustrate the story.
Does anyone else remember when Ranch Style Beans were Husband Pleasin'? I guess that phrase wasn't feministically correct and was changed somewhere along the way.
(Note to self: Buy some Ranch Style Beans the next time I'm at the store. It's been too long since I've had some.)