Mr. Speaker, under new management, XL Foods is trying to get back into business, but it is still not clear if its products are safe.
The CFIA is supervising, but the Guelph Food Technology Centre says that CFIA standards are the bare minimum, and most retailers require something better, that is, certification by the global food safety initiative. XL lost that certification last week and cannot get it back until next year.
Why are CFIA standards lower than global standards? Will XL be allowed to sell anything before it meets global requirements?