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Boy Scout Sues S & S Foods in E. coli Case

"Victims all over the country are suffering because of the breakdown of our meat supply safety system," said the plaintiffs’ attorney William Marler. "Everyone deserves pathogen-free meat in restaurants, grocery stores and summer camp."

William D. Marler

A Boy Scout infected by E. coli while attending camp in Goshen filed suit Friday in the Circuit Court of Rockbridge County. The lawsuit — filed on behalf of Zachary Yost and his mother, Devon Drew — names S & S Foods LLC as the defendant. In August, more than 80 people at a Boy Scout camp near Goshen were infected with E. coli. Yost attended the camp from July 20-26. The outbreak was linked to hamburger meat manufactured and sold by S & S Foods of California. The company recalled more than 150,000 pounds of meat.