The Effect of the XL Foods Recalls Hits Home


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No beef at Food Basics stores

The beef counters are empty at Food Basics stores in my area, which is Kitchener-Waterloo.

Food Basics is owned by Metro which is one of the stores involved in the recall of beef from XL Foods Inc. of Alberta.

A lot of people are suffering because the people at the XL plant at Brooks, Alta., failed miserably. And that’s both XL and Canadian Food Inspection Agency staff.

The George Morris Centre recently wrote a piece saying Canada’s biggest farms are getting to the point where they, like the big banks, are too big to fail.

Well, with more than a third of the Canadian beef supply running through XL, it’s definitely too big to fail without huge repercussions on public health, farmers, retailers and the entire beef value chain.


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