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E.coli illnesses from beef scare climbs to 10

OTTAWA – The number of illnesses linked to beef products from the XL Foods plants in Brooks, Alberta has increased to 10 people from three provinces.


 

OTTAWA – The number of illnesses linked to beef products from the XL Foods plants in Brooks, Alberta has increased to 10 people from three provinces.

The Public Health Agency of Canada says seven of the cases are from Alberta, two are from Quebec and one from Newfoundland.

Officials say the two Quebec cases and three of the Alberta cases are newly confirmed.

E. coli was first detected at the plant on Sept. 4, but it took 12 days for the first of numerous public alerts to be issued.

It has led to the recall of hundreds of XL Foods beef products across Canada and much of the United States.

The recall was expanded yet again Saturday with more meat products and stores added to the list.


 
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E.coli illnesses from beef scare climbs to 10

  1. That’s what you get for food safety cuts in the “budget” you produced last spring, Mr Snarkper.

    • I’d be very surprised to learn that the problems at XL are actually linked to the budget produced last spring.

      The root causes of this recall of XL product almost certainly stretch back over many years.

      • They’re both.

        • Sure.

          Although dealing with the long term issues is where I would want to focus my efforts, both to resolve the current issues and to learn how we got here.

          • I agree.

            But we got there because of “Budget” cuts and XL history.

  2. “E. coli was first detected at the plant on Sept. 4, but it took 12 days for the first of numerous public alerts to be issued.” Cuts in the budget did that, Mr Snarkper.

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