Idaho Company Suing Railway Because of Spoiled Fries
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho-based J.R. Simplot has filed a lawsuit against a railway company after a large freight carrying french fries traveling to Georgia spoiled because it wasn't properly sealed.
According to the lawsuit, the company paid BNSF Railway more than $12,000 last year to deliver roughly 5,000 cases of french fries at 10 degrees. Once the potatoes made it to Doraville, Georgia, officials discovered that a door had not been closed all the way. Railway officials claimed the product could still be sold but in a different market.
However, Simplot argues that the fries were unfit for consumption. Simplot is seeking more than $83,000 in damages that cover the cost of the product, delivery charges and disposal fees.