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New beef labeling law looms in Canada

Tuesday, July 22, 2014  
Posted by: Emily Becker
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OTTAWA, Ontario – Registered beef processors in Canada must label mechanically tenderized beef starting Aug. 21. Canada's federal government developed the labeling law following the largest beef recall in Canada's history. XL Foods Inc., Brooks, Alberta, was linked to beef contaminated with E. coli that sickened 18 people. A subsequent recall included 1,800 beef products. XL Foods accounted for 35 percent of Canada’s beef-processing capacity. Sáo Paulo, Brazil-based JBS SA bought out XL Foods in 2012…

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