CCA pleased that Establishment 38 to resume operations, effective immediately

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is looking forward to the full resumption of operations at the XL Foods Inc. beef processing plant in Brooks, Alberta, following the successful conclusion of a Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) assessment.

The plant today received a clean bill of health from the CFIA along with the return of its operating license. The XL facility can now begin the rebuilding process. This means safe, high-quality Canadian beef will once again be widely available in stores.

CCA President Martin Unrau thanked consumers for their continued support of Canadian beef as the industry moves forward from this event.

“Canada has an excellent food safety record and the incident at XL Foods demonstrates a commitment by industry to ensure food safety remains paramount as we move forward,” he said.

The CCA will continue its efforts to restore normalcy to the Canadian industry on behalf of Canada’s 83,000 beef cattle producers. Cattle producers strongly support the ultimate objective of reducing, and if possible eliminating, E. coli related illness associated with beef.

For more information, please contact:

Gina Teel
Communications Manager
Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
403-275-8558 x 406 | teelg@cattle.ca