SAFEWAY, Pleasanton, Calif., said last week that its subsidiary, Vons Cos., Arcadia, Calif., settled all claims against it by San Diego-based Foodmaker Restaurants (parent company of Jack in the Box) and various Jack in the Box franchises, stemming from a five-year legal dispute. The restaurateurs filed suit against Vons in 1993, alleging that meat patties supplied by Vons were responsible for an E. coli outbreak in the Pacific Northwest and a resulting loss in business. Vons filed a ...

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