OTTAWA – The list of beef products being recalled from Alberta’s XL Foods due to possible E. coli contamination grew again, Thursday.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency updated its alert to add dozens of additional products sold across the country to an already lengthy list of recalled beef.
The federal agency cautions the list may still grow as officials track beef from the affected plant to secondary and tertiary distributors, manufacturers and retailers.
The latest alert came just hours after MPs wrapped up an emergency debate in the House of Commons into the government’s handling of the recall.
Opposition MPs have been hammering the government all week over its handling of what’s being billed as the largest food recall in Canadian history.
They claim funding cuts to the CFIA made the problem worse while the government insists it has increased the number of food inspectors and strengthened protections.