BROOKS, Alta. — Trouble continues for an Alberta meat plant as it tries to resume normal processing under the watchful eye of federal food safety inspectors.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says on its website that its staff observed a number of problems last week at XL Foods.
They included meat areas that weren’t adequately cleaned and water sanitizer that wasn’t maintained at a high enough temperature.
It says inspectors also noted there was condensation on pipes as well as no sanitizing chemical in mats used for cleaning employees’ boots.
The CFIA says it ordered the plant’s managers to take corrective action, which included sending potentially-contaminated meat for rendering.
The plant in Brooks was closed Sept. 27 due to E. coli contaminated meat that led to a massive recall.
Workers began slaughtering cattle Oct. 29 at the plant but there has been no word yet on when the…
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