XL Foods Inc. said it has addressed all of the corrective actions required by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency following the company’s massive recall of beef products tied to 11 E. coli illnesses and that it welcomes the agency’s formal review.
CFIA Tuesday began a detailed assessment to determine if the facility has addressed deficiencies uncovered in its E. coli investigation.
XL Foods, in a statement issued late Tuesday, said areas within its food safety system that it has addressed include: detailed documentation; enhanced trend analysis; enhanced record keeping, monitoring and validation of processes, procedures and equipment maintenance; and improved sampling techniques.
The company said it has also improved its food safety protocols and contamination prevention program.
CFIA has said it will authorize the re-opening of the plant only after it is satisfied that the plant has implemented effective controls to manage food safety risks at all stages of production.
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.
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