There's new management at the Alberta meat plant responsible for the ecoli outbreak. The owners of XL Foods handed over day-to-day operations to an American subsidiary of a Brazilian company.
XL Foods has been at the centre of controversy for weeks
and now...new managers are about to take over.
JBS a subsidiary of a Brazilain-based company has taken over the management of XL with an option to buy the plant outright.
In a news release....the President of JBS USA said
...we know full well the commitment it takes to manage world-class operations that produce safe and nutritious products for consumers around the world to enjoy.
but JBS doesn't come to Alberta with a clean record....
In 2009....JBS had to recall 40 thousand pounds of beef products after ecoli was discovered.
In that same year, the Colorado based plant was raided for employing illegal immigrants
and in 2010...JBS was cited for taking short cuts on safety...employing unlicenced drivers and ignoring the legal limit of driving time behind the wheel. still some insiders welcome JBS
too little too late says the opposition
who today, continued to call for the agriculture minister to resign.
The government stands by it's handling of food safety in Canada.
A government bill to compel businesses like XL foods to hand over documentation
moved from the senate to the house of commons, today
which means it could soon become law,giving Food Inspectors more power.