Staff at Lakeside Packers in Brooks, Alta. say they are worried about their future after the company cut workers hours.

The plant, owned by XL foods, has been under tight scrutiny after investigators discovered meat tainted with E. coli earlier this month.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued recalls for 250 ground beef products and the U.S. Department of Agriculture closed its border to the company's products.

Nasrin Osman, who works at Lakeside, says it's scary right now.

"You feel like you need to find another job or something, but we need to wait and see what's going to happen right," Osman said.

The union said Lakeside ships a significant amount of meat to the U.S., so it hopes to see the border opened soon.

On Tuesday, XL foods issued a statement saying it’s doing everything it can to abide by CFIA regulations.