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Last year over 200 people became sick after eating spinach that had been contaminated with E. coli. Three families that lost loved ones sued the companies that sold the spinach for wrongful death. Those cases have now been settled out of court, but their terms have been sealed.

Natural Selection Foods spokeswoman Samantha Cabaluna said: “We are hopeful that these settlements bring some closure.”

“Everyone at Natural Selection Foods remains deeply saddened by the human toll of the outbreak,” Cabaluna said. “As we said we would do from the beginning we tried to work as honestly, fairly and expeditiously as possible to resolve the cases.”

There are still almost 90 cases pending over the contaminated spinach. Investigators believe pigs may have spread E. coli in the spinach field.

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