Quaker has lost it’s lawsuit with a machinery manufacturer over some metal shavings found in boxes of cereal produced in eastern Iowa. Quaker bought a machine in 2000 from Coperion Corporation out of New Jersey to produce Crunchberries cereal at a plant in Cedar Rapids.
In December 2005, Quaker filed a lawsuit in civil court claiming a problem with the machine produced metal shavings in the cereal. The company had to throw away tens of thousands of cases of Crunchberries. Coperion maintained that Quaker ran the machine at too-high pressure for long periods. A jury on Monday ruled in favor of Coperion. Quaker lawyers are considering an appeal.