Canada's XL Foods to increase safeguards after huge beef recall

Thu Oct 4, 2012 5:26pm EDT
 

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)

 
Clayton Colliou, a butcher at Bon Ton Meat Market, works with choice cuts of Alberta beef in Calgary, Alberta, October 3, 2012. Bon Ton stated it was not effected by the recent E.Coli outbreak as they get their meat from select smaller producers. 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. REUTERS/Todd Korol