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S & S Foods - Goshen Boy Scout Camp E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Virginia (2008)

At least 84 people who attended a Boy Scout camp in Rockbridge County, Virginia between July 20 and August 2, 2008 were infected with E. coli O157:H7.  Virginia health officials said that twenty-five children in Northern Virginia were lab-confirmed with E. coli O157H7 infection and eight Virginia Scouts required hospitalization.  In addition, five cases of E. coli O157:H7 were confirmed among those who returned from Goshen to Maryland.  Health officials reported that ground beef served at the camp tested positive for E. coli O157:H7 matching the genetic strain in the infected people. 

The ground beef was manufactured and sold by S & S Foods, LLC of California, which recalled 153,630 pounds of its ground beef products as a result of the investigation and outbreak.  The S & S Foods outbreak was part the 2007-2008 uptick in E. coli; more than 40 million pounds of tainted meal was recalled over the period of a year and a half.

Marler Clark filed suit on Sept 5, 2008 on behalf of an eleven-year-old scout who was infected at the camp.  On September 26, Marler Clark filed a suit on behalf of a second scout sickened in the outbreak.  Both E. coli lawsuits were resolved.

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