TORONTO — The Canadian beef recall that’s suspended the licensing operation of XL Foods in Alberta due to E.coli contamination is boosting business for Ontario butchers, reports CBC News.
“I’m getting a lot of extra business now from people buying ground beef that don’t normally. We had a fellow this morning who owns his own business bought trim from us in bulk to make ground beef,” Ted Farron an owner of a butcher shop in Windsor, Ont., was quoted as saying to CBC News.
The news organization and cattle farmers also report that the wholesale price of beef is on the rise due to the temporary closure of the XL foods plant. It’s expected the prices will stabilize once the plant reopens.
For more on the beef recall boosting business for Ontario butchers, visit CBC.ca