Based on all the information collected to date—epidemiological, microbiological and food safety—the following cases of illness are linked to products from XL Foods Inc. or illnesses associated with the XL Foods Inc. food safety investigation. At this time, there are no other cases linked to the specific strain of E. coli O157 observed in the XL Foods Inc. food safety investigation.
Province / Territory Total confirmed cases
Newfoundland and Labrador/ 1
British Columbia/ 3*
* One case is a visitor to Canada.
U.S. authorities have not released any information if there are ill persons in the U.S. despite receiving some 2,500,000 pounds of potentially tainted meat.