Judge certifies class-action suit against Ontario Harvey’s over 2008 E. coli

Been a long time since that Harvey’s E. coli O157:H7 outbreak in North Bay, Ontario that sickened at least 235 people who dined there in 2008.

A report by the North Bay and District Health Unit concluded the outbreak was probably caused by raw Spanish onions and poor cleaning of onion slicing machines.

Maybe they’re the same onions being used by all those Subway outlets in Illinois.

The statement of claim alleges Cara Operations Ltd., 1233280 Ontario Inc. and Summit Food Distributors were negligent because they provided food or beverages contaminated with E. coli, according to the website for law firm Sutts, Strosberg LLP.

It says the lawsuit includes family members and secondary infections of people who became sick through contact with others who had eaten at the restaurant.

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