Canada's XL Foods to increase safeguards after huge beef recall
E. coli, a strain of which can cause sickness or even death, is widely present in meat-processing plants, and regulators require packers to control the bacteria within certain levels. E.coli can be killed by thoroughly cooking meat.
Canada is the world's sixth-largest exporter of beef and veal.
(Reporting by Rod Nickel in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Editing by Bob Burgdorfer)
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