Xl Foods Beef Recall

CP

Settlement In Major Class-Action Suit

EDMONTON - Lawyers have brokered a tentative deal to settle part of a class-action lawsuit filed over an E. coli outbreak and the largest meat recall in Canadian history.The lawsuit is against XL Food...
Alamy

One Year Later: Worries Still Linger

CALGARY - It was largely symbolic, but one year after the largest meat recall in Canadian history, the city of Brooks in southeastern Alberta held a celebration to mark the turning of a page.A huge be...
CP

XL Foods SOLD

CALGARY - The Alberta meat-packing plant that was at the centre of the largest meat recall in Canadian history has been acquired by the subsidiary of a Brazilian company.JBS South America says its Can...
AP

Let The Meat Processing Begin

OTTAWA - Canada's food-safety watchdog restored the operating licence Tuesday for a southern Alberta meat-packing plant at the centre of a massive recall of tainted beef, and also launched a review of...
CP/AP

B.C. Residents Sue XL Foods

VANCOUVER - Two British Columbians who claim they fell ill after eating E. coli contaminated beef from XL Foods have filed lawsuits, including a class-action, adding to the legal problems facing a com...
CP/AP

B.C. Residents Sue XL Foods

A 15-year-old boy from Nanaimo and a Vancouver woman are suing XL Foods, which owns the Alberta-based meat packing company at the centre of an international beef recall for E. coli contamination. Bot...
Alamy

Union Surprised By XL Foods Layoffs

Staff and union officials attached to the embattled XL Foods meat processing plant in Alberta expressed shock after the company said Saturday it is temporarily laying off almost all of its employees —...
Alamy

Higher Steaks For U.S.

EDMONTON - The U.S. Food Safety Inspection Service has almost tripled its estimate of the amount of recalled beef that was imported from the XL Foods Inc. plant in Brooks, Alberta.The agency has issue...
shutterstock

Recall Expanded <i>Again</i>

OTTAWA - The number of illnesses linked to beef products from the XL Foods plant in Brooks, Alberta has increased to 10 people from three provinces.The Public Health Agency of Canada says seven of the...
CP

XL Foods Breaks Beef Recall Silence

XL Foods Inc. says it is taking full responsibility and pledged to regain the trust of consumers as a massive recall of meat intensified today. Meanwhile, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz repeated tha...

The Recipe for Contaminated Beef? Shoddy Governance

The management of XL Foods Inc., which has been in the news for causing the biggest beef recall in Canadian history, has not figured out the most important issue is how the company governs food safety. Neither XL foods or its parent company appear to have any independent directors, who are essential to ensuring internal management does not cut corners. No one likes to be controlled, least of which entrepreneurial employees. However, ask yourself if defective internal controls are worth the price, in terms of reputation and financial loss. It can indeed be a run on the bank if consumers don't have confidence, and it can get worse unless governance checks are put in place.