Seems to me I've been hearing the term Alberta beef for a long time. Guess now that it's been shown to be tainted, you all want to disassociate yourself from it. You want to quibble that's it's "Alberta processed beef" that's fine, but the problem arises in Alberta. How about "Alberta E. coli"?
That's the fault of the media, not Alberta beef producers; that you hear the term but don't realize XL Foods slaughters and processes more then just beef from Alberta. I've become very concious of my food, and where it's produced; so, no I don't want to dissociate myself from the excellent beef Alberta Ranchers and farmers produce.
I do want to dissociate Alberta grain and grass fed beef from the corn and meat by-product fed, hormone and antibiotic injected stuff produced in some other regions. Because it's slaughtered and butchered here, doesn't mean it meets our quality standards.
And, e. coli is natural in cattle. Corn feeding increases the intensity of the bacteria. How it's slaughtered and butchered matters to if it contaminates the exterior of the meat. It's not relevant to name it 'Alberta E.coli'.