Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. filed a federal lawsuit against an Omaha meatpacking plant that it says supplied tainted beef that sickened dozens of people.

Cargill says it bought beef trimmings from Greater Omaha Packing Company Inc. and turned them into ground beef for sale to the public. About 845,000 lbs. of the beef was voluntarily recalled in August 2007 after four Minnesota children got sick from E. coli.

The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Omaha says Greater Omaha Packing violated the terms of its sales agreement with Cargill by providing bad meat.

The lawsuit requests a jury trial and seeks unspecified monetary damages to cover the costs of the recall, lost profits, damage to reputation and attorneys' fees.

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