XL Foods Ground Beef Recall Continues to Expand

 


Various Labelled and Unlabelled GROUND BEEF Products May Contain E. coli O157:H7 Bacteria

E. coli in Various Ground Beef Products
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OTTAWA, September 22, 2012 – The public warning issued on September 21, 2012 has been expanded to include additional ground beef products because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Previously identified products included in this recallcan 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.

This recall also includes unlabelled and/or unbranded ground beef products available for sale from August 24 through September 16, 2012 and sold at retail stores not identified in the CFIA‘s product list below, which may include small retailers, local meat markets and butcher shops, etc. Therefore, the CFIA is advising consumers who are unsure if they have the affected ground beef product in their home to check with the store(s) where the product was purchased or throw it out.

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
Foodland Medium Ground Beef Various Starts with 211705 Packaged On dates between  2012.SE.16 to 2012.SE.22 NBNLNS,PE
Foodland Medium Ground Beef VP Various Starts with 211660 Packaged On dates between  2012.SE.16 to 2012.SE.22 NBNLNS,PE
Foodland All store-made Ground Beef products Various Various Packaged On dates between  2012.SE.16 to 2012.SE.22 NBNLNS,PE
Sobeys / Foodland Frz Beef Patties Various Starts with 231069 Packaged On dates between  2012.SE.16 to 2012.SE.22 NBNLNS,PE
Sobeys / Foodland Store Made Meat Loaf Various Starts with 275366 Packaged On dates between  2012.SE.16 to 2012.SE.22 NBNLNS,PE
Sobeys / Foodland All value added store made or packaged products containing ground beef (Frz Patties, Meat Loaf, meat Balls etc.) Various Various Packaged On dates between  2012.SE.16 to 2012.SE.22 NBNLNS,PE
Sobeys Medium Ground Beef Various Starts with 211705 Packaged On dates between  2012.SE.16 to 2012.SE.21 NBNLNS,PE
Sobeys Medium Ground Beef VP Various Starts with 211660 Packaged On dates between  2012.SE.16 to 2012.SE.21 NBNLNS,PE
Sobeys All store-made Ground Beef products Various Various Packaged On dates between  2012.SE.16 to 2012.SE.21 NBNLNS,PE
None Medium Ground Beef 1.36kg
lb
0 27182 04367 0 EST 128 BB/MASep/19/12 ABBCMB,SK

(Walmart)

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)

 

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