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Whitehall woman sues Rite Aid Corp., says cookies sold there made her sick

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Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, 5:02 p.m.

A Whitehall woman filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Rite Aid Corp. for allegedly selling her a tin of bacteria-filled cookies.

Coleen Lester, 57, claims Rite Aid was negligent for not ensuring the quality of the Rich Fields Butter Cookies and failing to store them at appropriate temperatures.

Lester said she purchased the cookies at a Rite Aid in Oakland in October 2011 and soon after she ate them she suffered severe stomach aches and cramping. She was admitted to UPMC Presbyterian hospital for treatment and was out of work for about three weeks.

According to the lawsuit, Rite Aid later recalled the cookies after receiving calls about multiple people becoming sick after eating them.

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