Gerry Ritz, beefeater

The NDP is pointing with some alarm this afternoon to a story in the Battlefords News-Optimist about Gerry Ritz’s visit to the community on Monday. He apparently attended a Rotary Club luncheon that included roast beef.

In speaking to reporters Ritz said he was “absolutely” confident of the quality of Canadian beef. “We had some great Canadian beef for lunch. I don’t know where it came from; I don’t care. I know it’s good, I know it’s safe. You have to handle it and cook it properly. Certainly, we’ve identified some anomalies in the XL plant, we’ve addressed those in the proper way based on science, based on international protocols and we’ll continue to do that and work our way out of this.”