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Boy Scout sues for food poisoning

camper cookA Boy Scout who was infected by a toxic strain of E. coli at a Virginia scout camp today filed suit against a California food supplier, according to a law firm news release.

The suit naming S & S Foods of California was filed in Augusta County Circuit Court.  In August, 84 people at the Goshen Scout Reservation near Lexington were infected with E. coli that was traced to hamburger meat sold by the food company.  The company recalled more than 150,000 pounds of beef and the scout camp was closed for a time as a precaution.

Scout Zachary Yost and his mother are represented by Maryland attorney Benson Klein and the Seattle law firm of Marler Clark, which claims that its attorneys spend the majority of their time working on food-related cases.

By Peter Vieth

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