Edmonton E. coli Victim Launches Class- Action Lawsuit
By Amanda Brodhagen, Farms.com
Xl Foods Inc. the company at the centre of a national beef recall is now facing a class-action lawsuit. An Edmonton man, Matthew Harrison is leading the lawsuit after he said he became sick after eating steak at a friend’s house and was hospitalized for his conditions. Harrison said that the steaks were purchased at an Edmonton Costco that was affected under the massive beef recall that came from XL Foods meat slaughter plant. The lawsuit claims that XL Foods is liable because they processed the meat. The E. coli contamination was first discovered on Sept. 4 and after a continuous list of recalls, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency temporarily suspended the company’s operating licence on Sept. 27.