Canadian beef recall plant to be taken over

October 18, 2012

(AP)—A subsidiary of a Brazilian-based company is taking over management of XL Foods, the Alberta plant at the heart of one of the largest beef recalls in Canada's history.

In a news release issued from its headquarters in Greeley, Colorado on Wednesday, JBS USA says the agreement also provides the company an exclusive option to buy the Canadian and U.S. operations of XL Foods.

Last month the plant—one of Canada's largest beef processors—was closed over E. coli contamination. Fifteen people in four provinces have become ill from a strain of E. coli linked to the plant.

American food inspectors first noted a problem during a border check on Sept. 3—one day before the .

Canadian officials will soon to decide whether to reopen it.

Explore further: Packing plant linked to tainted beef ordered shut

shares

Related Stories

Packing plant linked to tainted beef ordered shut

September 28, 2012
(AP)—The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Friday that it has temporarily shut a meatpacking plant linked to contaminated beef products that have been distributed across Canada and the United States.

Albertsons recalls some ground beef in 3 states

September 24, 2012
(AP)—Alberstons is recalling a number of ground beef products sold at stores in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, due to risk of E. coli contamination. No illnesses have been reported.

Recommended for you

New insights into herpes virus could inform vaccine development

October 18, 2017
A team of scientists has discovered new insights into the mechanisms of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection, as well as two antibodies that block the virus' entry into cells. The findings, published in Proceedings of the National ...

Pair of discoveries illuminate new paths to flu and anthrax treatments

October 17, 2017
Two recent studies led by biologists at the University of California San Diego have set the research groundwork for new avenues to treat influenza and anthrax poisoning.

Portable 3-D scanner assesses patients with elephantiasis

October 17, 2017
An estimated 120 million people worldwide are infected with lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic, mosquito-borne disease that can cause major swelling and deformity of the legs, a condition known as elephantiasis. Health-care ...

New tools to combat kidney fibrosis

October 16, 2017
Interstitial fibrosis – excessive tissue scarring – contributes to chronic kidney disease, which is increasing in prevalence in the United States.

How hepatitis C hides in the body

October 13, 2017
The Hepatitis C (HCV) virus is a sly enemy to have in one's body. Not only does it manage to make itself invisible to the immune system by breaking down communication between the immune cells, it also builds secret virus ...

Largest study yet of malaria in Africa shows historical rates of infection

October 12, 2017
(Medical Xpress)—A team of researchers with members from the Kenya Medical Research Institute, the University of Oxford and the University of KwaZulu-Natal has conducted the largest-ever study of the history of malaria ...

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.