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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

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 counters

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