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October 05, 2012 17:05 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Class Action Commenced Regarding the XL Foods Beef Recall

LONDON, ONTARIO and TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 5, 2012) - Siskinds LLP has launched a class action regarding the recalls of XL Foods Inc. beef products due to possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7.

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 2,500 products have been recalled. A complete list of the products recalled is available on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website:

Among other things, the Statement of Claim alleges that XL Food Inc. negligently produced certain beef products and seeks to recover on behalf of purchasers of those products and their family members. Siskinds LLP along with Docken & Company and James H. Brown & Associates act in proposed class actions across Canada seeking compensation for physical injury, medical expenses, lost wages or employment income, and a refund for the cost of purchasing the recalled product. Siskinds LLP, Docken & Company and James H. Brown & Associates continue to investigate the case.

Consumers who purchased recalled beef products should retain copies of related receipts. Consumers who believe they might have consumed recalled beef products and are experiencing physical discomfort (symptoms are similar to food poisoning, some people may suffer more serious symptoms) should seek medical advice and retain copies of any related medical reports, prescriptions, etc.

Linda Visser, a lawyer with Siskinds LLP, describes the purpose of the proceeding: "We believe that through this lawsuit XL Foods Inc. will be required to compensate persons in Canada and elsewhere who have been affected by the possible contamination of XL Foods Inc. beef products. In this case, as with all of these types of cases, we are concerned about recovering compensation for consumers that are affected by the product recall."

Docken & Company, James H. Brown & Associates and Siskinds LLP have been counsel in many product liability and other class actions, recovering millions of dollars for consumers. Notably, Siskinds LLP was counsel in the Walkerton E. coli outbreak class action and recovered more than $72 million for class members.

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