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Intel Briefing – July 2013

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Weak food safety culture led to XL Foods recall, review finds.
According to an independent review released by the Canadian government, Company and Canadian Food Inspection Authority (CFIA) staff at XL Foods had a lax approach to food safety leading up to a massive beef recall in fall 2012. The report found that XL Foods was not prepared to execute the recall – which was the largest in Canadian history and extended into the United States – because the company had never conducted any mock recalls “on a scale that remotely mimicked a real event.”

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Police ‘stumped’ by car thefts using electronic skeleton key.
Police in California have reported an unknown electronic device being used by thieves to unlock vehicles and steal their contents. Police are reaching out to manufacturers and mechanics to try and identify the devices.

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Storms raise concerns over safety of N.Y. dams.
Recent tropical storms and hurricanes prompted inspections of New York dams, with 24 dams identified by the State as having raised concerns. New York has 7,018 dams, many which suffer from old age, lack of emergency action plans, and recent overflows of earthen spillways.

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Boiler room explosion rattles Calif. school.
Four students from Valley High School in Santa Ana were taken to a local hospital for minor injuries after an explosion in the high school gym’s boiler room caused extensive damage to the building June 11. Authorities are investigating but believe the explosion was due to a mechanical or gas-related problem.

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