XL Foods Recall

Active Action

Siskinds LLP represents persons harmed in connection with the recall of beef processed at the XL Foods Inc. facility in Brooks, Alberta. Siskinds, along with James H. Brown and Associates and D’Arcy & Deacon LLP represent a class that includes all Canadians, as well, as persons in the United States who purchased recalled XL beef.

The Recall

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued various public warnings that certain beef products produced by XL Foods Inc. may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. To date, more than 1.5 million pounds of beef representing more than 1,800 products have been recalled. A complete list of the products recalled is available on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website: www.inspection.gc.ca.

The United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service has also issued various public warnings that certain beef products processed by XL Foods Inc. may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. To date, more than 1,143,000 kilograms of meat have been recalled in the United States. A complete list of the products recalled in the United States is available on the United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service website: www.fsis.usda.gov.

The Class Action

The class action alleged that XL Foods Inc. negligently produced certain beef products processed at its Brooks, Alberta facility. Specifically, the claim alleged that XL Foods Inc. was negligent in the design and implementation of control, sampling and testing procedures, and that, upon discovering the possible E. coli contamination, XL Foods Inc. was negligent in managing the resulting product recall.

The class action sought damages on behalf of persons who purchased recalled beef and were unable to obtain a refund, persons who consumed recalled beef and suffered resulting injury or illness, and persons who purchased beef products and were unable to determine that the beef products in question were not part of the recall and therefore disposed of the product without being able to obtain a refund.

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Developments

A settlement, which resolves the litigation in its entirety, was reached with the Defendant in the amount of CDN $4 million and has been approved by the Alberta Court.

The deadline for applying to receive settlement benefits has passed. The Claims Administrator is currently reviewing all submitted claims.

For more information about the status of the claims administration, please contact the Claims Administrator at: 1-800-951-3201 or visit www.xlbeefclassaction.com.