Alberta Diary: Despite plans to reopen next week, ripples from XL Foods closing may spread

Everything from ranches to feedlots to auction operations not quite like this one could be affected by a financial disaster at Nilsson Brothers Inc., the owner of XL Foods in Brooks. With reports yesterday the XL Foods meatpacking plant in Brooks is likely to reopen in a week, media attention is bound to shift back ...

Alberta Diary: E. coli crisis illuminates need for full corporate accountability for private food-processing companies

Transparency: It’s not just about windshields any more. Below: In real life, Canadian Food Inspection Agency meat inspectors at the XL Foods packing plant in Brooks may not appear exactly as illustrated. As the E. coli crisis at XL Foods in southeastern Alberta clearly illustrates, food safety is too important a topic to be shrouded ...

Alberta Diary: The XL Foods E. coli Crisis: Is the media asking the right questions?

The Edmonton Journal’s front page on Friday. Below: Brian Nilsson apologizing, Lee Nilsson, the Mannix brothers, Fred and Ron. All photos grabbed from the Internet. Postmedia News, owner of Alberta’s two largest newspapers, was so relieved when one of the brothers who own troubled XL Foods Ltd. in this province’s southeast finally emerged and apologized ...