Canadians File Lawsuits Against Maple Leaf Foods

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Recent reports have shown that a number of Canadians are joining class action lawsuits that have been filed against Maple Leaf Foods after an alleged outbreak of Listeria. Plaintiffs involved in the case have claimed that their health has suffered as a result of a national outbreak of the disease.

The statement of one of the plaintiffs involved in a class action lawsuit against Maple Leaf Foods reads: “The plaintiff had symptoms including fever, muscle aches, gastrointestinal nausea, headache, stiff neck and projectile vomiting.”

The lawsuit is looking for at least one hundred and fifty thousand dollars for each claimant, stating that the company failed to ensure that its food products were safe for consumption. One of the plaintiffs said that he had tried to get regulators to come and sample some of the meat that caused his sickness but that they failed to do so.

A senior official at Maple Leaf has admitted that the outbreak is the fault of the company and nothing to do with regulators. He said: “The buck stops right here. We have excellent systems and process in place but this week it’s our best efforts that failed – not the regulators, not the Canadian food safety system. I emphasize this is our accountability and it’s ours to fix, which we are taking on fully.”

 

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