Ex-Exec Puts Pinnacle In A Pickle With Whistleblower Suit

Law360, New York (January 23, 2013, 4:39 PM EST) -- A food scientist who formerly oversaw Vlasic pickle brands and wet brands development for Pinnacle Foods Group LLC has launched a whistleblower suit in New Jersey against the company, claiming he was fired after challenging quality control and labeling problems and bogus financial figures.

Hired in 2011 as Pinnacle's director in charge of Vlasic brands, Jareer Abu-Ali contends others with the Parsipanny, N.J.-based food maker, such as Vice President of Research and Development Stephen Gunther, tried to downplay his concerns and advised him to drop efforts...
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