Tainted meat lawsuit settled


A settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit over and e-coli breakout that resulted in the the biggest meat recall ever in Canada. In 2012, XL Foods based in Brooks recalled almost two million kilograms of meat after many people began to get sick. Calgary lawyer Clint Docken, who is representing a handful of clients, said the settlement will be around four million dollars. Docken said that some of the money will go to consumers who threw out tainted meat, but most of the settlement cash will go to those who became sick. Most of the consumers affected by the tainted meat were in Ontario and Alberta. The XL Foods meat plant in Brooks was sold to JBS Canada in 2013.