The evaluation of The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) and XL Foods Inc. was brought to a contemporary shut down amid process as the firm declared to temporarily lay off 2,000 workers. Federal inspectors asserted that they could not inspect anything unless the workers were handling the beef. XL Foods Inc. held CFIA responsible for the layoff, as they asserted the officials did not give a firm date for when the license could be resumed.
The decision of laying-off workers had in fact closed the facility causing an immediate repercussion. The CFIA implied in a statement that it was up to XL Foods as to when they want the plant to be reopened, as the Agriculture Minister, Gerry Ritz, made sure the inspection regime was uncompromised. The license of XL Foods Inc.’s plant in Alberta was suspended on Sept. 27 after the CFIA determined that food safety controls at XL Foods were inadequate.