XL Foods able to ship beef products to U.S. again

Cattle graze in a field adjacent to XL Foods plant shown in Brooks, Alberta, about 200 km east of...

Cattle graze in a field adjacent to XL Foods plant shown in Brooks, Alberta, about 200 km east of Calgary. (JIM WELLS/QMI AGENCY)

Damien Wood, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:18 PM ET

CALGARY -- E. coli-plagued XL Foods once again has a green light to ship its beef products south of the border.

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development minister Verlyn Olson confirmed Saturday that XL Foods -- which was recently at the centre of a contamination scare that saw the company’s Brooks plant de-listed in Canada and abroad as it shut down all production -- has been re-listed for export to the U.S.

The change is effective immediately, and Olson called it very good news for the province, beef producers, employees and employers at the plant, and for the community of Brooks.


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