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Wildrose Leader's HUGE Twitter Mistake

EDMONTON - Alberta's Opposition leader says she was wrong to suggest on Twitter that beef recalled over E. coli concerns could be cooked properly and fed to the poor.The Wildrose party's Danielle Smit...
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The Tainted Tweet: Let them Eat Meat!

Certainly Smith did not create the XL Food crisis nor hunger. What she did create however, is the digital political petri dish for those issues to come together to breed the perfect storm. The volatile combination of being the leader of the opposition, a nationwide food crisis, epic associated chaos in the form of millions of pounds of recalled meat and then add a deeply revealing, albeit unintentionally insensitive comment and voilà, you have the equivalent of a social media-driven bench brawl.
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USDA Doesn't Want Tainted Meat Spoiling Trade

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.
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XL Foods Union Speaks About Takeover

Reaction continues to pour in regarding the announcement that a Brazilian-based company will take over management at the XL Foods meat processing plant in Brooks, Alta. The news comes just days after...
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Workers Laid Off AGAIN As Recall Expands

EDMONTON - Workers at an Alberta plant at the centre of a beef recall and E. coli scare have been laid off again as food safety officials review whether the meat packer can reopen.The 800 workers were...
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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...
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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...
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Laid-Off Workers Meet To Discuss Crisis

Roughly 800 workers returned to the job Tuesday processing meat at the XL Foods plant in Brooks, Alta., so Canadian Food Inspection Agency inspectors can assess the plant's operations. That represent...
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Inspections Grind To A Halt

OTTAWA - The meat processing company at the centre of an E. coli outbreak is recalling 800 workers it laid off only a day earlier, breaking an impasse that kept federal inspectors from completing thei...
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XL Foods Recalls 800 Employees

XL Foods management has asked 800 of the 2,000 workers that were laid off Saturday to return to work to the meat processing plant in Brooks, Alta., amid an international beef recall for E. coli contam...
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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 —...
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Canadian Beef Is Safe, Says 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 Foods plant in Brooks. Plans to gradually reopen...
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New E.Coli Cases Confirmed In B.C.

VANCOUVER - Two new cases of E. coli connected to the massive beef recall at the XL Foods plant in Alberta have been confirmed in British Columbia.The B.C. Centre for Disease Control says the same str...
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XL Foods Allowed To Partially Re-Open

The Alberta plant at the centre of an E. coli scare and massive beef recall is being allowed to resume limited operations under tougher food testing rules.But the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says...