In November, the food manufacturer started receiving complaints about its Hashbrown Casserole. Customers complained of an "off-flavor" taste, while others described it as an "earthy/ soapy" flavor, the lawsuit lawsuit: see procedure; tort. filed in U.S. District Court said.
Great Creations traced the flavor to potatoes the company bought from Dickinson Frozen Foods Inc. in Eagle, Idaho Eagle is a city in Ada County, Idaho, United States. The population was 11,085 at the 2000 census. Due to growth in the Boise metropolitan area, Eagle has become increasingly suburban in recent years. .
In December, one of Great Creations' wholesale customers, Schwan Food Co., of Marshall, Minn., said it was placing its entire inventory of Hashbrown Casserole on hold and quarantining it.
Schwan then canceled its one-year supply agreement with Great Creations and told it to haul away Verb 1. haul away - take away by means of a vehicle; "They carted off the old furniture"
cart away, cart off, haul off
take away, take out - take out or remove; "take out the chicken after adding the vegetables" the casseroles, the lawsuit said.
Great Creations said it later determined that the potatoes' bad taste was caused by improper
Great Creations accused Dickinson of negligence negligence, in law, especially tort law, the breach of an obligation (duty) to act with care, or the failure to act as a reasonable and prudent person would under similar circumstances. and is seeking at least $970,000 in damages because of the potatoes, the lawsuit said.
A spokesman from Dickinson couldn't be reached for comment.