XL Foods Employees Raise Red Flag
Original Air Date:
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
As federal inspectors continue their investigations of the XL Foods plant in Brooks ahead of a possible reopening, advocates for employees say the company needs to be more truthful in addressing food safety issues.
At a news conference this afternoon, union officials demanded improvements to food safety culture, raising concerns over production line speed, a lack of whistleblower protection, and the training of temporary foreign workers. The union is also calling for a public inquiry.
We speak with
Doug O'Halloran, President of United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 401
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