E. coli found in beef trim at southern Alberta meat-processing plant

The Canadian Press March 29, 2013

Potentially deadly E. coli bacteria was detected at a Cargill meat-processing plant in southern Alberta earlier this week. The bacteria was discovered in a portion of beef trim at the facility in High River and was flagged during routine safety testing.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Cargill both say none of the contaminated product got out of the plant.

Cargill spokesman Mike Martin says it proves new safety measures put in place are working.

© Copyright (c) The Edmonton Journal