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Xl Foods Sept 25

Xl Foods Sept 25

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EDMONTON, ALBERTA September 25, 2012 (XL Foods EnhancesFood Safety Measures)
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XL Foods Inc. (“XL”)
immediatelyimplemented enhanced trend analysis and documentation processes as a
result of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) findings from
its completed in-depth review of the food safety controls at the XL
Foods facility. Related to XL’s voluntary recall of beef trimmings and
ground beef announced on September 16, 2012,
CFIA’s in
-depth reviewfocused on the plant's preventative control measures, food-safetypolicies and procedures, laboratory methodology and equipment andquality systems.The CFIA findings indicated,
“While the review did not identify
one single factor that would lead to
 E. coli
O157:H7 contamination, thecombination of several deficiencies could have played a role. Bythemselves, each of these findings would not typically signal an
immediate concern during the course of normal inspection activities.”
 
The review conducted by CFIA verified the effectiveness of XL’s
 E. coli
0157:H7 control program. CFIA did observe two deficiencies,the first was a deficiency in the application of trend analysis performedby XL. XL has developed and initiated a response plan that exceedsindustry standards and has been accepted by CFIA. CFIA indicated that

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