CCA Statement on temporary suspension of operations at Establishment 38

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) understands that effective today, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has made a decision to withdraw Establishment 38’s licence to process cattle. This is the XL Foods facility at Brooks, Alberta.

Establishment 38 has been the subject of an investigation surrounding a beef recall over the past several days due to findings of E. coli O157:H7.

While the CCA has not been a party to the specific details of the investigation, we understand that CFIA officials have deemed it a necessary component of Establishment 38’s corrective actions to temporarily suspend its license to operate its cattle and meat processing operations.