More Bad News for Beef Retailers…the Recall Continues

 

Certain KIRKLAND brand BEEF STEAKS sold from Costco Wholesale Store #156, 50th street, Edmonton, Alberta may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria

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OTTAWA, September 26, 2012 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Kirkland brand beef steaks described below because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

All beef steaks including the Strip Loin Grilling Steak prepared and sold in variable weight packages from Costco Wholesale store #156, located at 13650, 50th street, Edmonton, Alberta are affected by this alert. These steaks were sold during the period September 4 through 7, 2012 and bear one of the following Packed On dates:

  • 12 / SE / 04
  • 12 / SE / 05
  • 12 / SE / 06
  • 12 / SE / 07

Consumers are advised to contact the above Costco Wholesale store to determine if the beef products in your home freezer are affected.

There have been several confirmed illnesses associated with the consumption of the Kirkland brand Strip Loin Grilling Steaks purchased from the Costco Wholesale store #156 in Edmonton, Alberta.

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 CFIA is working with the manufacturer to have the affected products removed from the marketplace.

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).

Strip Loin Grilling Steak
Strip Loin Grilling Steak

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 25, 2012 – The public warning issued on September 22, 2012 has been expanded to include additional ground beef products and codes / dates because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. 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.

This recall also includes unlabelled and/or unbranded ground beef products available for sale from August 24 through September 25, 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
None Extra Lean Fine Grind Various Various Packed On dates between Aug 29 and Sep 21, 2012 Certain Super A stores in AB
None Extra Lean Ground Sirloin Various Various Packed On dates between Aug 29 and Sep 21, 2012 Certain Super A stores in AB
None Regular Grd Beef Fine Ground Various Various Packed On dates between Aug 29 and Sep 21, 2012 Certain Big Way stores in SK
None 83653 Beef Bearpaw Burger 4 oz 6 26957 83653 2 Pack date Aug 29, 2012 AB, NT
CO-OP Regular ground beef Variable weight Starts with 204101 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Regular ground beef Variable weight Starts with 204102 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Regular ground beef Variable weight Starts with 204103 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Lean ground beef from Canadian trim Variable weight Starts with 204107 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Lean ground beef from Canadian trim Variable weight Starts with 204108 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Lean ground beef from Canadian trim Variable weight Starts with 204109 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Extra Lean ground beef – Not more than 10% fat Variable weight Starts with 204110 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Extra Lean ground beef – Not more than 10% fat Variable weight Starts with 204111 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Extra Lean ground beef – Not more than 10% fat Variable weight Starts with 204112 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Lean ground beef chuck from Canadian trim Variable weight Starts with 204113 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Lean ground beef round from Canadian trim Variable weight Starts with 204116 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Fresh lean ground beef patties Variable weight Starts with 204125 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Fresh lean ground beef patties Variable weight Starts with 204126 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Lean ground beef Sirloin from Canadian trim Variable weight Starts with 204137 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Lean ground beef from Canadian market trim Variable weight Starts with 204149 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Lean ground beef from Canadian market trim Variable weight Starts with 204150 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Lean ground beef from Canadian market trim Variable weight Starts with 204151 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Extra lean ground beef patties – Frozen Variable weight Starts with 205850 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Lean ground beef patties frozen Variable weight Starts with 205851 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Regular ground beef patties – Frozen Variable weight Starts with 205852 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Medium ground beef patties – Frozen Variable weight Starts with 205853 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Extra lean ground beef burgers – Frozen Variable weight Starts with 205854 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Lean ground beef burger frozen Variable weight Starts with 205855 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Regular ground beef burger – Frozen Variable weight Starts with 205856 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Medium ground beef burger – Frozen Variable weight Starts with 205857 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Lean ground smokie beef & bacon burger Variable weight Starts with 205858 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Lean ground smokie beef & bacon burger case Variable weight Starts with 205859 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Lean ground homestyle beef burger Variable weight Starts with 205862 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Lean ground homestyle beef burger – Case Variable weight Starts with 205863 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Lean ground beef charburger Variable weight Starts with 205864 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Lean ground beef charburger – Case Variable weight Starts with 205865 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Lean ground beef patties – Frozen 18-110G patties Variable weight Starts with 205870 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Lean ground beef patties – Frozen 40-110G patties Variable weight Starts with 205871 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Lean souvlaki burgers – Pork and beef Variable weight Starts with 205876 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Lean souvlaki burgers – Pork and beef – Case Variable weight Starts with 205877 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Lean ground beef burger case Variable weight Starts with 205879 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Fresh lean ground beef burger – Montreal stk spice Variable weight Starts with 207700 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Fresh lean ground beef burger – Cracked peppercorn Variable weight Starts with 207702 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Fresh lean ground beef burger – Ched/Mushroom Variable weight Starts with 207706 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Lean ground beef stuffed with bell peppers Variable weight Starts with 207018 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Oven ready beef meatloaf Variable weight Starts with 207022 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Oven ready beef meatballs Variable weight Starts with 207025 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Oven ready beef Salisbury steak Variable weight Starts with 207027 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Fresh beef bratwurst Variable weight Starts with 209010 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Fresh beef bratwurst Variable weight Starts with 209011 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Fresh beef sausage reg. Variable weight Starts with 209040 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Fresh beef sausage f. p. Variable weight Starts with 209041 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Fresh pork & beef sausage reg. Variable weight Starts with 209043 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Fresh pork & beef sausage reg. f. p. Variable weight Starts with 209044 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Western beef sausage regular pack Variable weight Starts with 209049 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Western beef sausage family pack Variable weight Starts with 209050 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Fresh western beef sausage – BBQ style Variable weight Starts with 209058 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Pepperonies Variable weight Starts with 209113 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Extruded beef jerky Variable weight Starts with 209114 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Honey garlic pepperonies Variable weight Starts with 209126 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK
CO-OP Hot pepperonies Variable weight Starts with 209127 Packed On dates between 2012SE18 and 2012SE21 AB, MB, SK

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).

Beef Bearpaw Burger 4oz

Beef Bearpaw Burger 4oz

 

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