www.ctvvancouverisland.ca http VICTORIA - The largest beef recall in Canadian history is expanded yet again with 200 new products added to the list of potentially tainted meats from Alberta's XL Foods - the centre of the E. coli outbreak. "The facility in question will not re-open until the president of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed in writing to me, that it is safe," Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz told reporters in Ottawa on Thursday. Despite that reassurance, the NDP is attacking the federal government for its handling of the recall. "Is the Minister of Agriculture willing to accept responsibility for self-regulating food inspection system he put in place?" the NDP Leader Thomas Mulclair demanded to know during Question Period. The government insists there have been no cuts to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The Agriculture Union says that's not true. The union says a lack of federal inspectors left meat plant staff with little oversight, which may have led to the E. coli outbreak. "So there's the washing, the cleaning, the sanitizing is now the plant responsibility. That responsibility fell apart somewhere," President Bob Kingston tells CTV News. As the recall expands, so does the list of stores on Vancouver Island that may have potentially sold beef from the contaminated plant. That list now includes Save On Foods, Safeway locations, the Real Canadian Warehouse and Super Stores and Country Grocer. Co-op stores are also on that list, but the <b>...</b>
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