One Year Later: Worries Still Linger

One Year Later: Worries Still Linger

Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press  09. 8.2013
CALGARY - It was largely symbolic, but one year after the largest meat recall in Canadian history, the city of Brooks in southeastern Alberta...
The Cost of Government Deregulation

The Cost of Government Deregulation

07.29.2013
Tragedies like the 2008 listeriosis outbreak involving Maple Leaf Foods, the 2012 E. coli contamination at XL Foods or even the more recent...

What The New Owner Of Infamous XL Foods Plant Has To Say

07.20.2013
Several community leaders got their first tour of the former XL Foods meatpacking plant in Brooks since the site closed last year during...
Blame Laid For Massive Beef Recall

Blame Laid For Massive Beef Recall

Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press  06. 5.2013
OTTAWA - Nearly a year after tainted Alberta beef sickened 18 people, briefly blocked exports to the U.S. and cast doubts on the safety...
Cracking Down On E. Coli

Cracking Down On E. Coli

The Canadian Press  05.17.2013
SASKATOON - Canada's food watchdog is planning to impose tougher rules to deal with the threat of E. coli in slaughterhouses.Agriculture...
Victims Want Their Cut Of Meat Packer

Victims Want Their Cut Of Meat Packer

02.15.2013
There are now 75 people from across the country who have joined a $17-million class-action lawsuit against the company that was behind...
XL Foods Review Panelist Will Make <em>How Much</em> Per Day?

XL Foods Review Panelist Will Make How Much Per Day?

The Canadian Press  02.11.2013
OTTAWA - It will cost taxpayers up to $3,500 a day, plus expenses, for a panel to review the E. coli outbreak at an Alberta meat plant...

Ottawa Launches XL Foods E. Coli Beef Review

The Canadian Press  02. 8.2013
OTTAWA - The federal government has launched a review of the E. coli outbreak last fall that sickened 18 people and led to the largest...

Memo Reveals America's Worries About Canadian Meat

01.14.2013
An internal Foreign Affairs memo expressed concern that U.S. "confidence in the Canadian food safety system" could be undermined in the...
XL Foods Had Received <em> Millions </em> From Government

XL Foods Had Received Millions From Government

John Cotter, The Canadian Press  01.10.2013
EDMONTON - The owner of the Alberta beef plant being sold to a subsidiary of a Brazilian company received $15 million from the federal...
XL Foods Ordered To Fix Problems 6 Times Before Outbreak

XL Foods Ordered To Fix Problems 6 Times Before Outbreak

01. 8.2013
An Alberta meat-processing plant at the centre of Canada's largest beef recall was ordered to address serious problems six times in the...
Food Safety Problems Brewed At XL Foods For Months Before Outbreak

Food Safety Problems Brewed At XL Foods For Months Before Outbreak

01. 8.2013
An Alberta meat-processing plant at the centre of Canada's largest beef recall was ordered to address serious problems six times in the...
Foreign Subsidiary Can Buy Troubled XL Beef Plant

Foreign Subsidiary Can Buy Troubled XL Beef Plant

The Canadian Press  12.28.2012
EDMONTON - The Alberta government has cleared the way for a subsidiary of a Brazilian-based agri-food giant to buy a meat packing plant...
Canada's Food Safety Rules Not Much Use If Not Followed: Experts

Canada's Food Safety Rules Not Much Use If Not Followed: Experts

John Cotter, The Canadian Press  12.26.2012
Veteran cattleman George Graham has a common-sense solution for how to prevent a repeat of an E. coli outbreak and extensive product recall...