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Now here, James, is a health story which reflects badly

by Ziks511 / October 4, 2012 7:01 AM PDT

on Canada which you could legitimately have brought up.


XL Foods, possibly the largest meat processor in Canada and whose products are sold in the US as well, has screwed up royally, allowing E. coli bacteria contaminated food out into the public realm. The Conservative Federal Government has been fighting a rearguard action to downplay this issue for over a week, not least because, just as in the US under both Reagan and W Bush, the numbers of Inspectors at processing plants have been cut.

According to the current Minister of Agriculture, the plant is at the full complement of inspectors and veterinarians which they should have, but how long that has been true isn't addressed in this report.

Fortunately, I don't eat beef often, and the usual carrier of the contamination is ground beef. That doesn't of course change the fact that poor supervision by the company, and possibly poor supervision by Meat Inspectors has allowed this potentially deadly bacteria to be sent across Canada and into the Western States.

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