Oct 05, 2012
By Michael Kramer
Canadian Food Inspection Agency officials say the Alberta meat plant at the centre of the huge beef recall didn’t follow or update its own plan to fight E-coli.
The C-F-I-A says not only did X-L Foods hand over delayed information early last month after E-coli was detected in a meat shipment headed to the U-S, but what it did provide also proved to be unusable.
The agency says X-L finally provided acceptable documentation starting September 11th.
A beef recall was eventually issued September 16th and has since expanded several times to include more than 18-hundred products in Canada and the U-S.