Court OKs $4 million class action settlement with XL Foods

February 19, 2016

A $4 million class action settlement is available for anyone in Canada or the United States who suffered an economic loss or or physical illness or injury from beef recalled in 2012 by XL Foods in Brooks, Alberta.

Lawyers who filed the class action in 2013 said an Alberta court has approved the settlement amount and a protocol for distribution of the funds. The settlement ends the litigation with XL Foods, which does not admit any wrong doing or liability.

An independent review found the 2012 outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 that led to the largest beef recall in Canadian…