I'll be the first to say that I don't think government should be in the 'business' of 'business', but when it comes to the safety of my food I want them all over it. That has not been the case with the XL Foods e-coli scare. It's the biggest meat recall in our country's history and keeping track of the affected products is impossible. Yet the federal government tells us everything is fine and under control. The situation will only be under control when we know our food is safe and right now we don't. This week we learned that on some days in August and early September more than five percent of the meat produced at XL Foods was testing positive for e-coli and yet it was allowed to leave the plant. Consumers weren't alerted to the outbreak until September 16th, well after U.S. inspectors discovered it. And yet the government says everything is fine and under control. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says inspectors have "limited authority to compel information from the company". How does that happen? A company doesn't' have to tell the CFIA its products are contaminated? The Conservative government has to stop hiding behind the CFIA, it has to take steps to put tougher regulations on our food system. Everything isn't fine and under control.