XL Foods plant reopens, resumes beef production
Monday October 29 2012
The beef plant recently linked with E. coli contaminated products and responsible for at least a dozen illnesses in Canada has reopened.
XL Foods' Brooks, Alberta-based facility was shuttered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency on Sept. 27, as CFIA inspectors and plant management tried to find the source of E. coli O157:H7 contamination that led to the recall of hundreds of intact steaks and roasts, along with ground and needle tenderized beef products over the past month. The event has been used to argue against the Beyond the Border initiative, which is expected to ease the inspection of meat being transported across the Canada-U.S. border.
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