XL FOODS RECALL

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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...
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Redford Questions Testing At Meat Plant

EDMONTON - Premier Alison Redford wants answers over some aspects of testing as concerns over E. coli in beef from a southern Alberta meat-packing plant continue to grow.Redford says there may be ways...

Beef Recall Expanded In B.C.

More than 20 B.C. retail chains have pulled beef products from their shelves as the Canadian Food Inspection Agency continues to expand the recall from the XL Foods plant in Alberta because of high le...
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Beef Recall and the Grim Reality of our Food System

Establishment 38 is not a lunar outpost operated by Weyland-Yutani. It is a slaughterhouse and meat processing plant in Brooks, Alberta, operated by XL Foods Inc. The CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) has suspended the operating license of Establishment 38 because of the detected presence of E. coli O157:H7. Another food recall, this one crossing almost all provincial borders, is today's sobering headline reality. While the scientists, researchers and investigators of the CFIA have E. coli O157:H7 under the microscope, Canadians have also placed Canada's food safety system on a slide and we're collectively scrutinizing how we got ourselves into such a pickle. Our massively complex global food system involves billions of supply chain transactions daily. The relationship with the consumer has evolved and citizens must diligently participate in the food equation in order to prevent food borne illnesses. But, do we have the skills to be active participants in a food system we interact with on multiple occasions daily?