EDMONTON, Oct. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - XL Foods welcomes CFIA as they begin their formal review of the Brooks, Alberta facility.
Co-CEO Brian Nilsson says, "We have worked diligently to address all Corrective Actions and want to thank our employees who have worked tirelessly to prepare us for this inspection. We will continue to work cooperatively with the CFIA as they conduct due diligence and verification of our intensified and enhanced food safety systems."
The company has completed implementing Corrective Action Requests issued by the CFIA following the findings of their investigation. Key elements that have been addressed include detailed documentation; enhanced trend analysis; enhanced record keeping, monitoring and validation of processes, procedures and equipment maintenance; and improved sampling techniques. These efforts, in addition to the intensified and enhanced food safety protocols will improve the process of our contamination prevention program.
All the members of the XL community deeply regret the illnesses caused by the consumption of beef products. Our thoughts are with the affected people at this time.
XL Foods is committed to producing high quality beef products, and the safety and wellbeing of our consumers is our number one priority. We will continue to act in their best interests throughout the implementation of the enhanced food safety systems. Food safety is simply too important to our customers, our employees, our partners CFIA and our union UFCW, and our business.
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XL Foods Inc. is the largest Canadian owned and operated beef processor.
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