C-F-I-A to conduct assessment of X-L foods
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it will be conducting a detailed assessment of the Alberta processing plant at the heart of a massive tainted beef recall.
The CFIA says the assessment will determine if XL Foods Inc. has fixed the problems uncovered by the agency.
The food agency says the results of the assessment, which begins tomorrow, will determine its next steps.
XL Foods' license remains suspended and all its products continue to be under CFIA control.
E. coli was first detected at the plant on Sept. 4th. but it took 12 days for the first of numerous public alerts to be issued.
Hundreds of XL Foods products have since been recalled across Canada and much of the United States.