WATERVILLE (AP) — A Maine man is suing Betty Crocker and its parent company, claiming the company’s red measuring spoons made him sick.

WGME-TV reports Greg Violette claims the Betty Crocker emblem on the two tablespoons came off as he used them to measure a mixture he eats daily. The Waterville resident says he became “very sick” and that a doctor determined it was from the spoons. According to the lawsuit, Violette is seeking $250,000 in damages from Betty Crocker and its parent company, General Mills.

General Mills denies the spoons were “defective” or “hazardous.” The company has asked the case to be dismissed.

A General Mills spokesperson declined comment on pending litigation.

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