XL Foods Recall Now Includes Beef Jerky and Corned Beef Products

Ready-to-eat products (252 bags of 2 lb each):

Brand Product Size UPC Codes / Dates Distribution
Janet’s Jerky Old Fashioned Beef Jerky Individual pieces None Purchase dates from September 17 to October 10, 2012 NB
Janet’s Jerky Old Fashioned Beef Jerky – Hot & Spicy Cajun Individual pieces None Purchase dates from September 17 to October 10, 2012 NB

Raw beef products:

Brand Product Size UPC Codes / Dates Distribution
Sold at l’Entrepôt de Viandes Corned Beef Variable weight None Sold from September 11, 2012 to October 10, 2012 QC

The CFIA is advising consumers who are unsure if they have the affected beef in their home to check with the store(s) where the product was purchased or throw it out.

Public health authorities have confirmed a number of illnesses linked to products from XL Foods Inc. or illnesses associated with the XL Foods Inc. food safety investigation. For more information, visit the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website at http://www.phac.gc.ca

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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