Court dismisses poultry firms from arsenic lawsuit
A US circuit judge has dismissed six poultry companies from a lawsuit
claiming that arsenic used as a feed additive resulted in cancer among
individuals in Prairie Grove, Ark.
Judge Kim Smith ruled that the plaintiffs Michael "Blu" Green, who suffered
leukaemia as a child, and his parents could not show a relationship between
illnesses and individual companies.
Therefore, Tyson Foods
Foods, Simmons Poultry Farms, George's Farms, George's Processing and
Peterson Farms were dismissed from the case.
The producer and
distributor of the feed additive, Alpharma and Alpharma Animal Health, will go to trial on September 5
as the remaining defendants.
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