Oct 11, 2012 | 7:36The Homestretch Food safety Audio
The Homestretch Food safety Oct 11, 2012 | 7:36The XL Food processing plant in Brooks received the green light to re-open today, albeit on a limited basis. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the plant will not return to full operation until the meat is determined to be safe. Officials are looking ahead to ensure something like this does not happen again. Doug Dirks talks to Bonnie Buntain, a Professor of Ecosystem and Public health in the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Calgary. She is a member of the CFIA's Expert Advisory Committee which met today.
Oct 16, 2012 | 7:17As It Happens XL Foods: Brooks, Alberta Mayor Audio
As It Happens XL Foods: Brooks, Alberta Mayor Oct 16, 2012 | 7:17On Saturday, XL gave its entire workforce -- about two thousand people -- lay-off notices.
Several hundred workers will return to the meat processing plant today, when XL restarts the line under the watch of federal inspectors. But no one knows yet when the slaughterhouse will reopen.
Martin Shields is the mayor of Brooks.
Oct 23, 2012 | 2:57Edmonton AM Edmonton AM @ Your Service - Kyle Iseke Audio
Edmonton AM Edmonton AM @ Your Service - Kyle Iseke Oct 23, 2012 | 2:57Kyle Iseke is the owner of D'Arcy's Meat Market in St. Albert. The 27 year old entrepreneur has seen a 20% jump in business since the XL beef recall began last month. But he says in order to keep those customers coming back he needs a combination of quality product and excellent service. The CBC's Adrienne Lamb stopped into his butcher shop.
Oct 11, 2012 | 6:56Edmonton AM The Beef Crisis: Accountability Audio
Edmonton AM The Beef Crisis: Accountability Oct 11, 2012 | 6:56There are calls for an independent investigation to find out why beef from the XL Foods plant in Brooks Alberta was contaminated and distributed, and how to prevent it happening again. Gareth Hampshire reports:
Oct 18, 2012 | 7:06The Homestretch XL Foods operation changeover Audio
The Homestretch XL Foods operation changeover Oct 18, 2012 | 7:06The subsidiary of a Brazilian-based company is taking over operation of the XL Foods plant in Brooks. JBS USA will also have an exclusive option to buy the beleaguered company. The president of the company says this is a great opportunity to enter the Canadian market, and the union is welcoming the management change. Ted Haney, an agri-food consultant, and the president of Ranch 4 International, offers his perspective.
Oct 20, 2012 | 3:09The House House Essay: Silly debates Audio
The House House Essay: Silly debates Oct 20, 2012 | 3:09Evan Solomon, host of CBC Radio's The House, reflects on comments made by Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz after MPs called for an emergency debate on the recall of E. coli-tainted beef from XL Foods plant, in his weekly radio essay as heard on The House on Oct. 20, 2012.