Imported Organic Frozen Berries Recalled

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1,200 Canadians bought berry mix linked to hep A outbreak

B.C. and Alberta residents most likely to have purchased recalled product

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Posted: Jun 10, 2013 11:32 PM ET  

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The U.S. Centre for Disease Control said that as of Monday 87 people have been diagnosed with acute hepatitis A infections that could be linked to eating the frozen berry blend.

Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend frozen berry and pomegranate mix was sold in the U.S. at Costco stores. It was also sold under the name Harris Teeter Organic Antioxidant Berry Blend at Harris Teeter stores.

The onset of reported illnesses range from March 16 to June 1, and no one has died from the infections. No illnesses linked to products sold at Harris Teeter stores have been reported.

Last week, the manufacturer, Townsend Farms, Inc., of Fairview, Ore., voluntarily recalled certain lots of its frozen berry blends.

None of the products were sold in Canada, but a number of Canadians bought the affected products at U.S. Costco stores, the PHAC said.

Strain same as 2012 B.C. outbreak

The CDC noted that the strain of hepatitis A that the infections all had in common is genotype 1B, which is rarely found in the Americas, but circulates in North Africa and the Middle East.

The same genotype was identified in a 2012 hepatitis outbreak in B.C.that was thought to be related to a frozen berry blend containing pomegranate seeds from Egypt. The CDC said the recalled Townsend berry and pomegranate mix had ingredients that were sourced from the U.S., Argentina, Chile and Turkey.

Hep A symptoms

Hepatitis A symptoms include:

  • Fatigue.
  • Jaundice.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Stomach pain.
  • Dark urine.

The PHAC said Monday it has not received reports of recent hepatitis A diagnoses in Canada that match the strain identified in the U.S. outbreak.

It said the risk to Canadians in Canada is low at this time, but advises anyone who bought the berry mix not to eat it or to consult a doctor if it has been eaten.

Hepatitis A, a liver disease, can cause mild to severe illness lasting weeks to months. The most common hepatitis A symptoms include fatigue and jaundice, but many who are infected do not feel ill and remain unaware of their infection.

A vaccine can be used to prevent a hepatitis A infection if it is given within 14 days of being exposed to the virus, the PHAC said.

Townsend Farms, Inc. of Fairview, Oregon, initiated a recall of certain lots of its frozen Organic Antioxidant Blend, which was sold under two labels at U.S. Costco stores. Not pictured: Harris Teeter-branded label.Townsend Farms, Inc. of Fairview, Oregon, initiated a recall of certain lots of its frozen Organic Antioxidant Blend, which was sold under two labels at U.S. Costco stores. Not pictured: Harris Teeter-branded label. (FDA.gov)

Pork Producers Agree to Phase Out Gestation Crates Across All of Canada

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BY NEWS DESK | JUNE 4, 2013
An agreement between the Canadian Pork Council and the National Animal Care Council will phase out the use of all gestation stalls for pregnant sows in Canada by the year 2024.

Animal welfare advocates have long opposed the use of gestation crates, which has been a common practice in both the U.S. and Canada. The Canadian hog housing agreement endorses blunt trauma for euthanasia including the practice know as “piglet thumping,” but bans the use of a gunshot to the head.

Under the agreement, all new barns constructed after July 1, 2014 will use open housing for gestating stalls where sows can be kept for 28 days after insemination plus up to seven more days as they are moved to open housing. All of these conditions are elements of a Canadian agreement to settle so-called hog housing issues, which is now open for public comment.

The agreement does not include any further restrictions on distances that hogs may be hauled, and tail docking and castration are still allowed with new provisions for controlling the pain those practices might cause. Tooth removal is restricted to only overly aggressive piglets that might cause damage to other animals. Finally, experts on the agreement say boars cannot be injured while stopping them from fighting during transport.
The comment period on the agreement will run for the next 60 days.

In the U.S., animal welfare activists have sought both state-by-state bans on the use of gestation crates and more recently the volunteer enlistment of  restaurants and retailers in a campaign not to buy pork from farms that use the devices. McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s , Applebee’s, Subway, Wienerschnitzel, Oscar Mayer, Costco, Safeway, Kroger, Chili’s and IHOP are among the businesses promising to eliminate the small cages used to confine breeding pigs from their own pork supply chains.

Canada’s agreement is betting on the phase-in period being enough to offset industry concerns about cost while satisfying consumers and animal welfare advocates.  The draft code calls for housing gilts in groups prior to breeding and then housing gilts and sows by size. From weaning to mating, the draft code suggests sows can be kept in individual stalls or in groups. The changes impact barn design and how much space is dedicated to each animal.

For all housing newly built or rebuilt or brought into use for the first time after July 1, 2014, mated gilts and sows must be housed in groups, according to the draft.  The public comment period extends through Aug. 3, 2013. The final pig Code of Practice is expected to be released before the end of 2013.

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Costco Recalls Formaggio Artisan Wraps

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Health Hazard Alert – Certain Formaggio brand Artisan Wraps Italian Style Meats around Fresh Mozzarella may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall date:
March 12, 2013
Reason for recall:
Microbiological – Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Recalling Firm:
Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.
Distribution:
Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, March 12, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. are warning the public not to consume Formaggio brand Artisan Wraps Italian Style Meats around Fresh Mozzarella because it may be contaminated withListeria monocytogenes.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The Importer, Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd., Ottawa, Canada is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
Formaggio Artisan Wraps Italian Style Meats around Fresh Mozzarella 675 gpackages BEST BEFORE codes for products sold between February 13, 2013 to March 11, 2013 inclusive 7 08531 29431 7

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. at 1-800-463-3783

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 8:00p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

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 8:00p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday) or by filling out the online feedback form.

    • Formaggio brand Artisan Wraps Italian Style Meats around Fresh Mozzarella - Label
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    • Formaggio brand Artisan Wraps Italian Style Meats around Fresh Mozzarella - Nutrition Facts Table

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Costco Recalls Veggie Patch Ultimate Meatless Burgers

OTTAWA, November 30, 2012 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Costco Wholesale Canada Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Veggie Patch brand The Ultimate Meatless Burger described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The affected product, Veggie Patch brand The Ultimate Meatless Burger, was produced in the United States of America and imported into Canada. This product was sold refrigerated in 1.02 kg tray, bearing UPC 6 10129 08477 7. The two Best Before dates affected by this alert are Jan/12/2013 and Jan/17/2013.

This product has been distributed in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

The importer, Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd., Ottawa, ON, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

VEGGIE PATCH (manufacturer) at 1-888-807-0765 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, Sunday to Saturday, or at contactus@veggiepatch.com

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).

Veggie Patch brand The Ultimate Meatless Burger
Veggie Patch brand The Ultimate Meatless Burger

 

Costco Recall Kirkland Signature Beef for Metal Fragments

Reference Number: 7517
Recalling Firm: COSTCO CANADA #512 – KITCHENER
Date of Recall: 10/24/2012
Recall Classification: 3
Distribution : Ontario
Extent of the Product Distribution : Retail

Product List

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC Reason for Recall:
KIRKLAND SIGNATURE STEWING BEEF Various Pack on 12/OC/19 Starting with / Débutant par
2 21931
Extraneous Material – Harmful – Metal
KIRKLAND SIGNATURE TOP SIRLOIN GRILLING STEAK Various Pack on 12/OC/19 Starting with / Débutant par
2 21853
Extraneous Material – Harmful – Metal

 

RASFF Initiates Recall on Foppen Smoked Salmon Imported from Greece

Notification detail – 2012.1382

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Salmonella Thompson (presence /25g) in smoked salmon from Greece

Reference :  2012.1382
Notification date :  01/10/2012
Last update :  03/10/2012
Notification type :  food  –  alert  –  official control on the market
Action taken :  recall from consumers
Notification from :  NETHERLANDS (NL)
Distribution status :  information on distribution not (yet) available
Product :  smoked salmon
Product category :  fish and fish products
Follow-up :

Reference Follow-up from Date Follow-up type Info
Hazards :

Substance / Hazard Category Analytical result Units Sampling date
Salmonella Thompson pathogenic micro-organisms presence /25g
Distributed to :

| BELGIUM | CANADA | FRANCE | GERMANY | LUXEMBOURG | MEXICO | NETHERLANDS | SWITZERLAND | UNITED STATES  |
Origin :

| GREECE  |

CFIA Takes Control and Closes Operation 38 – XL Foods

Statement on E. coli O157:H7 Investigation

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency‘s (CFIA) priority is maintaining the safety of the food supply. CFIA actions were and continue to be guided by science-based evidence and a commitment to protect public health. To this end, the CFIA has taken and is continuing to take comprehensive action to respond to the E. coli issue.

Effective immediately, the CFIA has temporarily suspended the licence to operate Establishment 38 – XL Foods, Inc. All products currently at this plant are under CFIA detention and control. These products will only be released after being tested for E. coli O157:H7. The company has also expanded its voluntary recall of raw meat produced on August 24, 27, 28, 29 and September 5. The CFIA will continue to immediately alert consumers as additional products are identified.

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http://www.bit.ly/TKdLTc

What we would like to know is that if the Meat Processors are so heavily inspected, how did this happen?  Here is what CBC News reports…

Canadian Food Inspection Agency testing products at plant in Brooks, Alta.

CBC News

Posted: Sep 27, 2012 11:09 PM MT

Last Updated: Sep 28, 2012 8:59 AM MT

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has suspended the operating licence of XL Foods at the Alberta-based plant in Brooks that has been linked to several recalls of more than 250 beef products for fear of E. coli contamination.

Products at the plant are being held by the CFIA to be tested for the bacteria, the agency announced late Thursday night.

The plant will not be able to resume operations until corrective measures imposed by the CFIA have been undertaken.

XL Foods timeline

Sept. 3: Random testing at the U.S. border finds E. coli in a shipment from Alberta’s XL Foods. That shipment is placed on “hold,” as is standard policy, and triggers testing of the next 15 shipments from the company. Of those, two test positive.

Sept. 4: U.S. officials inform CFIA, which has also discovered E. coli through routine testing.

Sept. 12: CFIA is informed of two more positive E. coli tests in meat crossing the U.S. border.

Sept. 13: CFIA investigation team goes to the XL Foods plant in Brooks, Alta.

Sept. 16: CFIA issues first recall. In the following nine days, the recall is expanded six times as more information becomes available.

Sept. 25: U.S. bans import of beef from XL Foods.

Sept. 27: CFIA temporarily suspends XL Foods licence.

“The company took initial steps to ensure the safety of food being produced and at the time committed to additional steps to deal with all issues and prevent recurrence,” the agency said in a release.

“However, based on information provided by XL Foods Inc. on Sept. 26, as well as through CFIA inspector oversight, the CFIA has determined that these deficiencies have not been completely corrected. To date, the company has not adequately implemented agreed upon corrective actions and has not presented acceptable plans to address longer-term issues.”

XL Foods also expanded its voluntary recall to all raw meat produced on Aug. 24, 27, 28, 29 and Sept. 5, the CFIA said in a release. The agency said it will alert consumers as additional products are identified.

“This will lead to a series of recall announcements over the next few days as implicated products are identified and traced,” the CFIA said in a release.

Edmonton E. coli cases linked to steaks

Alberta Health Service officials announced earlier this week that four people in Edmonton got sick from E. coli aftereating Kirkland brand striploin steaks purchased at a Costco outlet in Edmonton.

The CFIA said the meat the steaks were made from came from the XL Foods plant, but health officials aren’t sure whether the E. coli was on the product or if it came from a metal meat tenderizing machine used at the Costco store.

The store has said it would no longer use the tenderizing machine.

More than 250 meat products have already been pulled from Canadian stores after the company initiated a voluntary recall.

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which banned imports of beef from the company, extended its public health alert about beef from the company’s Lakeside plant to stores in 30 states, including retail giant Wal-Mart.

Products at XL Foods Inc. in Brooks, Alta., are currently under detention by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency until they can be tested for E. coli. Products at XL Foods Inc. in Brooks, Alta., are currently under detention by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency until they can be tested for E. coli. (CBC)The Brooks, Alta., plant employs more than 2,200 unionized workers.

Brooks Mayor Martin Shields hopes the plant is up and running again soon, as it has a large payroll in the town.

“It’s obviously a situation where something needs to be cleaned up or done to get the licence reinstated, and I’m sure that XL beef will — as a company that’s worked hard to provide a good product — will do that.”

Health officials have reported nine E. coli cases in Alberta over the past week, but investigators are still trying to determine the source in five of them.

Recall questions in Parliament

The meat recall came up in the House of Commons during question period Thursday.

Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae focused on the gap between the American border services detection on Sept. 4 and the recall notice on Sept. 16.

“Why did it take 12 days before a recall notice was put out by the Canadian government?” Rae asked.

NDP agriculture critic Malcolm Allen said Canadians are worried and blamed recent cuts to the CFIA for the late recall, saying “the lack of details is disturbing.”

“I doubt whether the minister knows Sept. 4 from Sept. 16, but what we do know is that American inspectors caught that contaminated meat, not Canadian inspectors, and that is a failure on the government’s part,” he said.

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz denied that the cuts were to blame.

“Last night on a panel program [Allen] said there is absolutely no CFIA presence in that facility,” said Ritz. “He is absolutely wrong. There are 46 inspection staff in that facility, 20 per cent more than there were three years ago. That is some cut.”

Heritage Minister James Moore also shot back, saying it was the Liberals who had neglected Canada’s food inspection regime over ten years.

“It is very important that the Opposition members do understand and stop misleading Canadians with regard to both food safety and the government’s commitment to food safety,” said Moore.

“We have increased our investment and ensured that we have more inspectors. In fact, 700 more inspectors are on the job now than when we formed government.”

XL Foods Now Linked to 4 Illnesses

 

Meat originated at XL Foods plant, which is involved in extensive recall of ground beef

CBC News

Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:19 AM ET

Health officials say they have confirmed the steaks that made four people sick in Edmonton originated from an XL Foods plant and were sold at a Costco store in the northeast part of the city.
CIFA is recalling beef steaks sold at the northeast Edmonton Costco under the Kirland brand. CIFA is recalling beef steaks sold at the northeast Edmonton Costco under the Kirland brand. (CIFA)The steaks were sold at the Costco store on 50th Street and 136th Avenue under the Kirkland brand and were contaminated with E.coli.

Alberta Health Services (AHS) linked the striploin grilling steaks with four cases of E. coli illness announced last week.

“We know the food source. What we don’t know at this point is the source of the contamination,” said Dr. Gerry Predy, Alberta’s senior medical health officer.

He said health officials were able to link the illness to the store after testing a steak provided by one of people who became sick.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a health alert over the meat but it is still unclear how and where the meat became contaminated.

The steaks were sold between Sept. 4 and Sept. 7, and are marked with one of the following “Packed On” dates:

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

Consumers are urged to check meat they have in their freezers to see if it is covered by the alert.

Predy said AHS isn’t releasing any information on the conditions of those who got sick.

“Because of the small number of cases, we aren’t releasing any information … that could violate their privacy.”

Tenderization process may be to blame

Predy said during their investigation, it was discovered that Costco stores across the province used a tenderization process that may have played a role in the E. coli illnesses.

The stores would run steaks through a machine that would strike them with a meat tenderizer with a needle-like surface.

Predy says if E.coli bacteria was on the surface of the meat, the process may have forced it deeper into the steak, where it would be more difficult to kill while cooking.

“Our public health message has been that if you’re eating steak, it’s OK to eat it rare,” said Predy.

“If this process is going to be used, then the public needs to know it has been used so the public can use necessary precautions.”

He said the process doesn’t violate health codes, but AHS has asked stores in the province to stop using the machines as a precaution.

Steaks came from Brooks plant

The steaks came from the XL Foods processing plant near Brooks in southern Alberta, said Canadian Food Inspection Agency spokesperson Tim O’Connor.

That’s the same facility where 250 ground beef products have been recalled from stores across the country.

No direct link between E. coli illnesses and the plant has been established, said O’Connor.

“There are many steps in-between and, while it is possible, we cannot say conclusively at this time that that [facility] is the source of contamination,” he said.

In a statement, XL Foods said it is co-operating with the CFIA and AHS in their investigations.

The company said a recent review of its operation found two “deficiencies” that could have played a part in the contamination. It says it has since changed those procedures.

“Food safety is simply too important to our customers, our employees and our business,” the company wrote.

Richard Arsenault, director of meat inspection for the CFIA, says investigators believe that cows carrying higher-than-normal amounts of the E.coli bacteria entered the plant at the end of August.

“The controls in the plant are designed to deal with normal. This was an outlier.”

Arsenault says increased sampling and testing has made the meat inspection more accurate in recent years. He says now the problem is that the data isn’t being analyzed as well as it should be.

“The issue isn’t the number of inspectors. The issue isn’t if the inspectors were doing their job properly,” he said.

“We need to do a better job of managing this data and finding these trends ahead of time … as opposed to having to respond to a crisis like this.”

 

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

Product photos

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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Product photos

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

 

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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