XL Foods beef recall expands yet again for possible E. coli contamination
Oct 17, 2012
A 15-year-old boy from Nanaimo and a Vancouver woman are suing XL Foods, which owns the Alberta-based meat packing company at the centre of an international beef recall for E. coli contamination.
Both filed civil lawsuits in B.C.’s Supreme Court in the past week.
Court filings outline how eating beef allegedly contaminated with E. coli led to serious health issues.
The boy from Nanaimo says he suffered a host of problems from allegedly eating beef that originated at the meat plant in Brooks — including internal bleeding, an inflamed bowel and diarrhea, which led to surgery.
As well, the civil suit alleges XL Foods was negligent in its safety practices. He is seeking damages.
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