Modernizing inspection at slaughterhouses – ...

UCVM|News Bonnie Buntain, a professor of ecosystem and public health in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, has been in the news a lot lately talking about XL Foods and the biggest beef recall in Canadian history. Eleven people in four provinces have become ill from E. coli that’s linked to beef from the XL Foods plant in Brooks, Alta. Buntain, the former chief public health veterinarian for the Food Safety and Inspection Service in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has been asked by a number of media outlets to explain the process of a recall and try to answer how it happened in the first place. But she’s also been asked to help the...