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U.S. Ranchers Don't Like Potential Sale Of Alberta Beef Plant

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.30.2012 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Some American cattle producers want the U.S. government to block the possible sale of a troubled Alberta company's beef operations.The Ranc...

Let The Meat Processing Begin

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Alberta

OTTAWA - Canada's food-safety watchdog restored the operating licence Tuesday for a southern Alberta meat-packing plant at the centre of a massive rec...

Despite Reports, XL Foods Licence Not Reissued Yet

CBC | Posted 12.22.2012 | Canada Alberta

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it has not yet reissued a licence for the XL Foods plant in Brooks, Alta., at the centre of an international ...

USDA Doesn't Want Tainted Meat Spoiling Trade

Tony Corbo | Posted 12.18.2012 | Canada
Tony Corbo

Next week will be the first Canadian check USDA has conducted in over three years and it comes in the middle of the Canada's biggest meat recall in history, so this portends to be a big deal. The fact that Canada has not had an audit visit in over three years immediately sent red flags up for me. It was another example of how Canada has received special treatment from USDA over the years that I believe can jeopardize the health and safety of U.S. consumers. With that as a historical backdrop and with the massive XL Foods recalls still on everyone's minds, what are the Canadian and U.S. governments proposing? Deregulation of the border inspection system. Food safety is not an area that should be deregulated. History dictates that we should strengthen and not weaken the food safety inspection system. Trade should not trump food safety.

Canadian Beef Is Safe, Says Alberta

CBC | Posted 12.12.2012 | Canada Alberta

Alberta Premier Alison Redford says a government program to help beef producers should be enough to get them through the temporary shutdown of the XL ...