Greater Omaha Packing facing lawsuit over 2007 beef recall

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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OMAHA – A federal court judge denied a motion for summary judgment filed by Greater Omaha Packing Co., over allegations that it supplied beef contaminated with E. coli to Cargill Meat Solutions Corp., according to news reports.

Cargill is suing Greater Omaha Packing, alleging the beef supplier breached its contract by selling it beef tainted by E. coli O157:H7. The products sickened dozens of people, and Cargill recalled 845,000 lbs. of beef. The 2007 recall included frozen ground-beef patties processed at CMS’ plant in Butler, Wis., and distributed nationwide to stores, restaurants and other institutions. Cargill claims the company’s testing traced the tainted beef to Greater Omaha Packing. Greater Omaha Packing argues that Cargill’s tests were flawed.

Cargill is seeking a jury trial and unspecified monetary damages to cover the costs of the recall, lost profits, damage to reputation and attorneys’ fees. Cargill's insurance company is also a plaintiff in the lawsuit seeking unspecified monetary damages.
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