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Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:19 PM

XL Foods workers will soon return to plant, union says

Source: CBC News

The union representing workers at the XL Foods Inc. plant at the centre of a massive E. coli-related beef recall said it expects the 2,200 employees to be back on the job in a few days.

In a news release, Doug O'Halloran, president of United Food & Commercial Workers Local 401 which represents plant workers gave few additional specifics about the return to work. But O'Halloran, who will hold a news conference on Wednesday, said he feels nothing has been done to address the safety issues.

On Tuesday, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency began conducting a "detailed assessment" of the plant. Agency officials said they will check safety controls and determine if XL Foods has fixed the problems that were uncovered at the Brooks, Alta., plant by federal inspectors.

In a statement released Tuesday, XL Foods co-CEO Brian Nilsson said the company welcomes the CFIA as it begins its review.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/10/09/beef-recall-xl-foods-inspection.html

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