Celebrating World Animal Month by Learning Lessons from XL Beef Recall

10.29.2012
Since 2004, the XL plant has gone from slaughtering 2,400 cows per day to 4,000. It should be no surprise that many workers have been decrying...
'Morale Is Good'

'Morale Is Good'

10.29.2012
More than 2,000 workers are back on the job Monday in Brooks, as the city's biggest employer, the XL Foods meat-packing plant, resumes...
Does Tenderized Beef Need Labels? Ritz Speaks

Does Tenderized Beef Need Labels? Ritz Speaks

10.26.2012
Canada's agriculture minister is weighing in on the heightened E. coli risk in mechanically tenderized meat and what options are being...
New Manager At XL Foods: Nobody Oughta Have To Work For A Jerk

New Manager At XL Foods: Nobody Oughta Have To Work For A Jerk

10.25.2012
The head of JBS says things will be different when the XL Foods meat processing plant in Brooks, Alta., reopens on Monday. It's been at...
Tainted Tweet Continues To Fuel Uproar

Tainted Tweet Continues To Fuel Uproar

10.23.2012
It was the first day of the fall session at the Alberta legislature but politics watchers were still concentrating on one thing – Danielle...
Let The Meat Processing Begin

Let The Meat Processing Begin

Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press  10.23.2012
OTTAWA - Canada's food-safety watchdog restored the operating licence Tuesday for a southern Alberta meat-packing plant at the centre of...
The Tainted Tweet: Let them Eat Meat!

The Tainted Tweet: Let them Eat Meat!

10.22.2012
Certainly Smith did not create the XL Food crisis nor hunger. What she did create however, is the digital political petri dish for those...
Despite Reports, XL Foods Licence Not Reissued Yet

Despite Reports, XL Foods Licence Not Reissued Yet

10.22.2012
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...
Reports Say Beleaguered XL Foods Plant To Reopen Next Week

Reports Say Beleaguered XL Foods Plant To Reopen Next Week

10.22.2012
BROOKS, Alta. -- There was hope Monday for workers at an Alberta beef plant closed over E. coli concerns with word from their union that...
Better Inspector Training Needed, Says Former XL Manager

Better Inspector Training Needed, Says Former XL Manager

10.22.2012
A former XL Foods Inc. manager is raising questions about Canadian Food Inspection Agency inspectors following the largest beef recall...
Wildrose Leader's HUGE Twitter Mistake

Wildrose Leader's HUGE Twitter Mistake

Tim Cook, The Canadian Press  10.22.2012
EDMONTON - Alberta's Opposition leader says she was wrong to suggest on Twitter that beef recalled over E. coli concerns could be cooked...
XL Foods Dumps E.Coli Tainted Meat At Landfill

XL Foods Dumps E.Coli Tainted Meat At Landfill

10.21.2012
XL Foods is dumping beef tainted with E.coli into a landfill in Brooks, Alta. The company took about 1.3 million pounds of...

It's About Quantity, Not Quality At Troubled Meat Plant, Says Doherty

10.21.2012
I love beef. Burgers, steaks, roasts, tacos and even meatloaf. As an Albertan, I can proudly say I eat some of the finest beef in the entire...
Remaining Carcasses At XL Foods Tests Negative For E. Coli

Remaining Carcasses At XL Foods Tests Negative For E. Coli

10.19.2012
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says inspectors did not find any E.coli contamination in 5,100 beef carcasses that were cut and processed...