Upson couple’s federal suit about cereal dismissed

A notice of dismissal has been filed by the attorney representing an Upson County couple in a federal suit alleging that a used tampon was found in breakfast cereal in 2008.

The notice was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.

The case also was closed Tuesday, according to court records.

Messages left for the attorney seeking details of the dismissal were not returned Wednesday.

Thomas and Lynn Roddenberry filed suit last week, contending that Thomas Roddenberry found the item in his bowl after pouring cereal from a new box of Chocolate Chip Crunch and adding milk.

Roddenberry said he spit out the milk and cereal and became nauseated. He went to an emergency room for treatment, according to the suit.

In their complaint, the Roddenberrys sought unspecified general and specific damages, as well as court costs, from the grocery store chain that sold the cereal and the cereal manufacturer, Ralston Foods.

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