Ground Beef Recall Sweeps Across Canada

Various GROUND BEEF Products May Contain E. coliO157:H7 Bacteria

see expanded recall notice further below

E. coli in Various Ground Beef Products
Main page | Related Alerts | List of Recalled Products

OTTAWA, September 16, 2012 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency(CFIA) is

Raw Ground beef

Raw Ground beef (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

warning the public, distributors and food service establishments not to consume, sell, or serve the ground beef products described below because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The following products, made from beef voluntarily recalled by XL Foods (Est. 38), are affected by this alert:

Brand Product Size UPC Codes / Dates Distribution
Calahoo Meats 4/1 B.B. Burgers 4.54kg Item 0200525 Lot 2244 Alberta
Kirkland Signature Lean ground beef 15% fat or less Various Starts with 2 21927 Pack On  Dates between 12AU30 and 12SE15 National
Kirkland Signature Lean ground beef patties / 15% fat or less Various Starts with 2 52733 Pack On Dates between 12AU30 and 12SE15 National
Kirkland Signature Ground beef tube 86% lean full case / Manual weight Various Starts with 2 97420 Pack On Dates between 12AU30 and 12SE15 National
Safeway Ground Beef Regular Various Starts with 201637 EST 573
Best Before or Freeze By dates between 12SE09 and 12SE23
Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Safeway Ground Beef Lean Various Starts with 201670 EST 573
Best Before or Freeze By dates between 12SE09 and 12SE23
Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Safeway Ground Beef Lean Large Pack Various Starts with 201654 EST 573
Best Before or Freeze By dates between 12SE09 and 12SE23
Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Safeway Lean Ground Beef Patties Fresh Various Starts with 201650 EST 573
Best Before or Freeze By dates between 12SE09 and 12SE23
Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Safeway Medium Ground Beef Chuck Various Starts with 201730 EST 573
Best Before or Freeze By dates between 12SE09 and 12SE23
Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Safeway Ground Beef Extra Lean Various Starts with 201681 EST 573
Best Before or Freeze By dates between 12SE09 and 12SE23
Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Safeway Ground Beef Extra Lean Large Pack Various Starts with 201661 EST 573
Best Before or Freeze By dates between 12SE09 and 12SE23
Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Safeway MS Lean Ground Beef Patties Sundried Tomato & Asiago Cheese Various Starts with 209544 Best Before dates between 12AU29 and 12SE19 Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Safeway MS Lean Beef Patties Cheddar Cheese Various Starts with 209553 Best Before dates between 12AU29 and 12SE19 Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Safeway MS Lean Ground Beef Meatloaf Various Starts with 209289 Best Before dates between 12AU29 and 12SE19 Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Safeway MS Lean Ground Beef Sliders Various Starts with 209893 Best Before dates between 12AU29 and 12SE19 Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Safeway MS Meatballs – Made from lean ground beef and pork Various Starts with 209241 Best Before dates between 12AU29 and 12SE19 Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Safeway MS Beef Lean Ground Stuffed Peppers Various Starts with 209628 Best Before dates between 12AU29 and 12SE19 Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Safeway MS Ground Sirloin Patties Various Starts with 201674 Best Before dates between 12AU29 and 12SE19 Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Safeway Lean Ground Beef Various Starts with 221643 Best Before dates between 12AU29 and 12SE19 Alberta, British Columbia
Safeway Extra Lean Ground Beef Various Starts with 221670 Best Before dates between 12AU29 and 12SE19 Alberta, British Columbia
Safeway Regular Ground Beef Various Starts with 221634 Best Before dates between 12AU29 and 12SE19 Alberta, British Columbia
Safeway Medium Ground Chuck* Various Starts with 201645* Best Before dates between 12AU29 and 12SE19 Alberta, British Columbia
None Regular Ground Beef 454 g
lb
0 27182 04350 2 EST 128
Sep/17/12
Sep/18/12
Sep/20/12
Walmart stores in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan
None Medium Ground Beef 1.36kg
lb
0 27182 04367 0 EST 128
Sep/18/12
Walmart stores in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan
None Lean Ground Beef 454 g
1 lb
0 27182 04373 1 EST 128
Sep/17/12
Sep/20/12
Walmart stores in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan
None Beef Bearpaw Burger 5oz 5.10kg 6 26957 83655 6 EST 128
Pack Date
Sep 07, 2012
Alberta

*Correction

Consumers who are unsure if they have affected products are advised to check with the store(s) where they were purchased.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

This voluntary recall is part of an ongoing food safety investigation. The CFIA is working with the recalling firms and distributors to identify and verify all affected products. If additional affected products are confirmed, this table will be updated on the CFIAwebsite. To stay informed of product updates throughout the investigation, consumers are also encouraged to subscribe to CFIA food recalls and allergy alerts at http://www.foodsafety.gc.ca.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria my cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses. Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhoea. Some people may have seizures or strokes and some may need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis. Others may live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

The manufacturer, XL Foods Inc., Edmonton, Alberta and various retailers, processors and distributors are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 /TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on E. coli O157:H7, visit the Food Facts web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/ecolie.shtml

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA‘s Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: http://www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

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Media enquiries:

XL Foods Inc. Media Relations
403-501-2596
mediainformation@xlfoods.com

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600


Product photos

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Calahoo Meats-4/1 B.B. Burgers
Calahoo Meats-4/1 B.B. Burgers
Kirkland Signature-Lean ground beef 15% fat or less
Kirkland Signature-Lean ground beef 15% fat or less
Kirkland Signature-Lean ground beef patties / 15% fat or less
Kirkland Signature-Lean ground beef patties / 15% fat or less
Kirkland Signature-Ground beef tube 86% lean full case / Manual weight
Kirkland Signature-Ground beef tube 86% lean full case / Manual weight
Safeway-MS Lean Ground Beef Patties Sundried Tomato & Asiago Cheese
Safeway-MS Lean Ground Beef Patties Sundried Tomato & Asiago Cheese
Safeway-MS Lean Beef Patties Cheddar Cheese
Safeway-MS Lean Beef Patties Cheddar Cheese
Safeway-MS Lean Ground Beef Meatloaf
Safeway-MS Lean Ground Beef Meatloaf
Safeway-MS Lean Ground Beef Sliders
Safeway-MS Lean Ground Beef Sliders
Safeway-MS Meatballs - Made From Lean Ground Beef and Pork
Safeway-MS Meatballs – Made From Lean Ground Beef and Pork
Safeway-MS Beef Lean Ground Stuffed Peppers
Safeway-MS Beef Lean Ground Stuffed Peppers
Safeway-MS Ground Sirloin Patties
Safeway-MS Ground Sirloin Patties
None-Regular Ground Beef
None-Regular Ground Beef
None-Medium Ground Beef
None-Medium Ground Beef
None-Lean Ground Beef
None-Lean Ground Beef
 None-Beef Bearpaw Burger 5 ounce
None-Beef Bearpaw Burger 5oz

 

EXPANDED HEALTH HAZARD ALERT

Various GROUND BEEF Products May Contain E. coliO157:H7 Bacteria

E. coli in Various Ground Beef Products
Main page | Related Alerts | List of Recalled Products

OTTAWA, September 17, 2012 – The public warning issued on September 16, 2012 has been expanded to include additional ground beef products. Previously identified products included in this recall can be found on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/recalls.

The CFIA is warning the public, distributors and food service establishments not to consume, sell, or serve the ground beef products described below because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The following products, made from beef voluntarily recalled by XL Foods (Est. 38), are affected by this alert:

Brand Product Size UPC Codes / Dates Distribution
Prepared for Loblaws Inc. Regular Ground Beef Variable Weight Starts with
210658
Est 700
2241 up to and including 2257
AB, BC, MB, SK, ON
Prepared for Loblaws Inc. Regular Ground Beef Club Pack Variable Weight Starts with
210659
Est 700
2241 up to and including 2257
Prepared for Loblaws Inc. Lean Ground Beef Variable Weight Starts with
213028
Est 700
2241 up to and including 2257
Prepared for Loblaws Inc. Lean Ground Beef Club Pack Variable Weight Starts with
213027
Est 700
2241 up to and including 2257
Prepared for Loblaws Inc. Extra Lean Ground Beef Variable Weight Starts with
213029
Est 700
2241 up to and including 2257
Prepared for Loblaws Inc. Extra Lean Ground Beef Club Pack Variable Weight Starts with
214322
Est 700
2241 up to and including 2257
Prepared for Loblaws Inc. Lean Ground Sirloin Variable Weight Starts with
219700
Est 700
2241 up to and including 2257
Prepared for Loblaws Inc. Pork and Beef Sausage Variable Weight Starts with
283878
Est 700
2241 up to and including 2257
Prepared for Loblaws Inc. Pork and Beef Sausage Club Pack Variable Weight Starts with
281524
Est 700
2241 up to and including 2257
Prepared for Loblaws Inc. Beef Sausage Club Pack Variable Weight Starts with
281522
Est 700
2241 up to and including 2257
None Regular Ground Beef Club Pack Variable weight Starts with
280110
Best before up to and including Sept 18. AB, BC, MB, SK(Extra Foods,
No Frills,
Real Canadian Wholesale Club,
Shop Easy, SuperValu,
Superstore,
Westfair,
Your Independent Grocer)
None Regular Ground beef Variable weight Starts with
280103
Best before up to and including Sept 18.
None Lean Ground Beef Variable weight Starts with
280105
Best before up to and including Sept 18.
None Lean Ground Beef Club Pack Variable weight Starts with
283460
Best before up to and including Sept 18.
None Extra Lean Ground Beef Club Pack Variable weight Starts with
284807
Best before up to and including Sept 18.
None Extra Lean Ground beef Variable weight Starts with
283936
Best before up to and including Sept 18.
None Lean Ground Sirloin Variable weight Starts with
286150
Best before up to and including Sept 18.
None Ground Sirloin Patties Variable weight Starts with
285282
Best before up to and including Sept 18.
Sobeys/Foodland Medium Ground Beef Various Starts with
211705
Packaged On dates between 2012.AU.27 to 2012.SE.16 NB, NS, PE, NL
Sobeys/Foodland Medium Ground Beef VP Various Starts with 211660 Packaged On dates between 2012.AU.27 to 2012.SE.16
Sobeys/Foodland Frz Beef Patties Various Starts with 231069 Packaged On dates between 2012AU27 to 2012SE16
Sobeys Store Made Meat Loaf Various Starts with 275366 Packaged On dates between 2012AU27 to 2012SE16
Sobeys Medium Ground Beef Various Starts with 211705 Best Before dates between 12.SE.02 to 12.SE.17 ON
Sobeys Lean Ground Beef Various Starts with 211665 Best Before dates between 12.SE.02 to 12.SE.17
Sobeys Lean Ground Beef Various Starts with 212516 Best Before dates between 12.SE.02 to 12.SE.17
Sobeys Extra Lean Ground Beef Various Starts with 211671 Best Before dates between 12.SE.02 to 12.SE.17
Sobeys SCS Medium Ground Beef Various Starts with 211844 Best Before dates between
12 SE 02 to 12 SE 17
Sobeys Lean Ground Beef SCS IRA Various Starts with 231894 Best Before dates between
12 SE 02 to 12 SE 17
Sobeys SCS X-Tra Lean Ground Beef Various Starts with 281130 Best Before dates between
12 SE 02 to 12 SE 17
Sobeys Medium Ground Beef VP Various Starts with 211660 Best Before dates between
12 SE 02 to 12 SE 17
Sobeys Lean Ground Beef VP Various Starts with 211666 Best Before dates between
12 SE 02 to 12 SE 17
Sobeys Extra Lean Ground Beef VP Various Starts with 211672 Best Before dates between
12 SE 02 to 12 SE 17
Sobeys Homestyle Meatloaf Various Starts with 275276 Sell By dates between
Sep 02, 12 to Sep 17, 12
Foodland Medium Ground Beef Various Starts with 211705 Best Before dates between 2012SE02 to 2012SE17
Foodland Lean Ground Beef Various Starts with 211665 Best Before dates between 2012SE02 to 2012SE17
Foodland Lean Ground Beef Various Starts with 212516 Best Before dates between 2012SE02 to 2012SE17
Foodland Extra Lean Ground Beef Various Starts with 211671 Best Before dates between 2012SE02 to 2012SE17
Foodland Medium Ground Beef VP Various Starts with 281157 Best Before dates between 2012SE02 to 2012SE17
Foodland Lean Ground Beef VP Various Starts with 281153 Best Before dates between 2012SE02 to 2012SE17
Foodland Extra Lean Ground Beef VP Various Starts with 281161 Best Before dates between 2012SE02 to 2012SE17
Foodland Store Made Meatloaf Various Starts with 222672 Best Before dates between 2012SE02 to 2012SE17
Foodland Various other store-made products containing ground beef (such as other meatloaves, meat balls) Various Various Various coding formats for dates between September 02-17, 2012 (e.g. Best Before 2012SE02)
Sobeys/IGA Frozen Regular Ground Beef.  3x1lb tubes. 3 x 1 lb Starts with 231910 Packed On dates between 2012AU27 to 2012SE16 BC, AB, SK, MB, and certain stores in ON
Sobeys/IGA Regular Ground Beef Value Pack 2.2 kg Starts with 211655 Packed On dates between 2012AU27 to 2012SE16
Sobeys/IGA Regular Ground Beef 10lb Fine Grind Tube 10 lb Starts with 211703 Packed On dates between 2012AU27 to 2012SE16
Sobeys/IGA Regular Ground Beef Between 400-500 g Starts with 212475 Packed On dates between 2012AU27 to 2012SE16
Metro Fresh Homestyle Meatloaf Various Starts with 220673 Best Before dates between SE19 and SE20 ON
Metro Homestyle Meatballs Various Starts with 220682 Best Before dates between SE19 and SE20
Metro Seas. Beef Burger Various Starts with 220913 Best Before dates between SE20 and SE21
Metro Lean Ground Beef Various Starts with 211410 Best Before dates between SE17 and SE18
Sold from Super C Beef Medium Ground Variable Starts with 201021 Sold between August 31, 2012 and September 16, 2012 QC
Sold from Super C Beef Medium Ground Box Variable Starts with 201757 Sold between August 31, 2012 and September 16, 2012
Sold from Metro Beef Medium Ground Variable Starts with 201021 Sold between August 31, 2012 and September 16, 2012 QC
Sold from Metro Beef Medium Ground Box Variable Starts with 201757 Sold between August 31, 2012 and September 16, 2012
Sold from Entrepot de Viandes Lean Ground BF 10 LB 10 LB 0 210114 030996 “EMBAL. LE”:
SEP 05 and
SEP 10
QC

Consumers who are unsure if they have affected products are advised to check with the store(s) where they were purchased.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

This voluntary recall is part of an ongoing food safety investigation. The CFIA is working with the recalling firms and distributors to identify and verify all affected products.  If additional affected products are confirmed, this table will be updated on the CFIAwebsite. To stay informed of product updates throughout the investigation, consumers are also encouraged to subscribe to CFIA food recalls and allergy alerts at http://www.foodsafety.gc.ca.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled.  Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria my cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses.  Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhoea.  Some people may have seizures or strokes and some may need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis.  Others may live with permanent kidney damage.  In severe cases of illness, people may die.

The manufacturer, XL Foods Inc., Edmonton, Alberta and various retailers, processors and distributors are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace.  The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 /TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on E. coli O157:H7, visit the Food Facts web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/ecolie.shtml

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA‘s Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: http://www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca

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