Left Over: No One is asking “Where’s the Beef?”

XL Foods targeted for takeover by Brazilian company CBC online Oct. 18, 2012 If anyone in this country needed to rationalize the road to vegetarianism for any reason at all, this news certainly helps… Am I the only one left who remembers when Alberta beef was highly regarded as some of the best in the ...

Peace, order and good government, eh?: Shut them down

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency won’t give the XL Foods plant in Brooks, Alberta — the plant at the centre of the largest beef recall in Canadian history due to E. coli contamination — a firm date on the reinstatement of the company’s license to operate. The agency insists that it must first complete its ...

Impolitical: Mercer does the beef recall

And P.S. Gerry Ritz should be fired.

Peace, order and good government, eh?: Mostly competent government: Gerry Ritz edition

It occurs to me that I haven’t actually written anything in support of calls for the resignation of Gerry Ritz. Of course he should resign. Four years ago, 22 people died in an outbreak of listeriosis caused by a failure in the food inspection system at Maple Leaf Foods in Toronto. At the time there ...

Impolitical: Gerry Ritz should be fired – Part XIII

Agreed: “Mulcair demands Ritz resign over E. coli case.” Some of us have been calling for the firing of the Ritz since circa 2008, so we’re up to part 13 here on the blog. The listeriosis crisis, also occurring under Ritz’s watch and the Conservatives’ revision of meat inspection rules, should have brought, at the ...

Peace, order and good government, eh?: Today in Contaminated Beef: The recall is still growing

Meat recall expanded to 1,500 products over E. coli threat The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Tuesday has now recalled more than 1,500 beef products in Canada from the XL Foods meat processing plant in Brooks, Alta. The expanded recall list now includes cuts of steaks and roasts, stewing beef and beef breakfast sausage, and ...