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Corey Thompson, the former general manager of a Spruce Head Island seafood company of Maine says he was fired after telling the president of the parent corporation about illegal actions that included repackaging expired seafood as new. He says that he was ultimately fired. The claims are part of a lawsuit filed June 18 in the Knox County court by Corey Thompson of St. George against Atwood Lobster LLC; Maine Lobster & Processing Inc.; Jorzac Inc.; Mazzetta Co. LLC; Beach Point,LLC; Londonderry Freezer LLC; Highwood Cold Storage; and Gloucester Seafood Processing

Mazzetta is one of the largest importer and producers of shrimp, mussels, lobsters, crab and fin fish, producing more than 100 million pounds of finished seafood product each year, according to its website. After he raised these concerns to Mazzetta Chief Executive Officer and President Tom Mazzetta, the suit alleges, Thompson was demoted to a maintenance position in March 2017. He repeated his concerns on May 21 that year, and was fired five days later. Mazzetta Co., founded in 1987, is a global importer and producer of shrimp, mussels, lobsters, crab and finfish, producing more than 100 million pounds of finished seafood product each year, according to its website.