A 2008 Canadian outbreak of listeriosis with 22 deaths for a mortality rate of 38.5 percent out of the 57 infections may finally be over for Toronto’s Maple Leaf Foods.

Twelve years after the deadly listeriosis outbreak, Canada’s Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by Mr. Sub franchisees against Maple Leaf Foods.

Mr. Sub franchisees had sued in an attempt to make Maple Leaf Foods responsible for  financial losses from the outbreak. Cold cuts from a Maple Leaf Foods plant in Toronto were the source of the Listeria contamination.


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