Woman claims granddaughter fell ill after eating spinach, files lawsuit

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Oct. 31, 2013, 11:52am

GALVESTON - Local resident Celina Schneider initiated legal action against McCall Farms Inc. after her granddaughter allegedly became ill from eating one of its products, according to recent court documents.

A lawsuit filed Oct. 29 in Galveston County District Court asserts the little girl ate tainted spinach sold by the defendant, doing business as Glory Foods, on Oct. 3, 2011.

Schneider bought a can of Glory Food Country Spinach at an area grocery store.

At around dinnertime of the specified date, she opened the can, warmed the contents and placed it in a bowl for the child.

The suit shows that the girl "ate some of the spinach and immediately began to cough, choke and vomit blood."

"(She) continued to complain and point indicating that something was caught in her throat," the original petition says.

"The child was having difficulty breathing."

Schneider called 911 fearing her granddaughter was "unable to get any oxygen."

Consequently, she seeks unspecified monetary damages.

Attorney Sherry Scott Chandler of The Chandler Law Firm LLP in Houston, and Galveston County 10th District Court Judge Kerry L. Neves is presiding over the litigation.

Case No. 13-CV-1372

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