CBC News: ‘National’ E. coli outbreak probe looks to fast food

E. coli O157 confirmed in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario

CBC News

Posted: Jan 9, 2013 12:18 PM ET

Dr. Eilish Cleary believes the source may no longer be a threat because no new cases have been diagnosed.
Dr. Eilish Cleary believes the source may no longer be a threat because no new cases have been diagnosed. (CBC)
A “national outbreak” of a potentially deadly strain of E. coli may be linked to fast food restaurants, health officials say.

Six cases of E. coli O157 have been confirmed in New Brunswick, while Nova Scotia has had five and Ontario four.

An additional five E. coli cases identified by Nova Scotia health officials are still awaiting confirmation from the national laboratory in Winnipeg to see if they are from the same strain.

The source of contamination is still under investigation, but Dr. Eilish Cleary, the chief medical officer of health in New Brunswick, believes they could be connected to fast food restaurants.

“In our investigation, one of the significant facts is that all of these individuals have eaten in fast food restaurants, but there are a number of different restaurants that they’ve eaten in, and they all have consumed a wide range of food, including meat products and produce,” Cleary said on Wednesday.

Officials believe the source may no longer be a threat, because no new cases have been reported since the holidays, and the normal incubation period is 10 days, she said.

Although the sixth case in New Brunswick was only confirmed on Wednesday, it was not a new case, said Cleary. The Fredericton patient was diagnosed over the holidays, like the others, but the case was previously attributed to one of the other provinces because the individual travels back and forth, she said.

“So it’s really a numbers reconciling as opposed to a new individual in Canada,” she said, declining to say which other province the case had been attributed to, citing patient privacy.

“So we’re hopeful that whatever it was that caused the exposure has come and gone from the food chain here.”

Still, it should be easier to narrow the source down now with all three provinces comparing notes, said Cleary.

“The more you have to compare, in terms of numbers, the greater the likelihood that we will identify something.”

Dr. Frank Atherton, Nova Scotia’s deputy chief medical officer of health, agrees.”We still have a very large provincial role to play but we need to look at it in the context of what’s happening in those other provinces,” he said.

“We know that there’s a common source for this infection across the three provinces. That’s important because it means, really, this is now a national outbreak.”

National advisory issued

E. coli O157 is the same strain that killed seven people in Walkerton, Ont., in 2000.

This particular strain of E. coli secretes a powerful toxin that can destroy red blood cells, leading to severe illness, high blood pressure and kidney damage.

E. coli O157 is the same strain that killed seven people during the tainted water scandal in Walkerton, Ont., in 2000.

E. coli O157 is the same strain that killed seven people during the tainted water scandal in Walkerton, Ont., in 2000. (CBC)The Public Health Agency of Canada has issued an advisory about the latest outbreak in the three provinces.

“Products contaminated with E. coli O157 can pose a serious public health risk,” the release states.

“Since early January 2013, the agency has been leading a committee to investigate these illnesses that includes public health and food safety experts from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Health Canada and provincial health authorities,” it states.

“Based on the ongoing epidemiological and microbiological investigations conducted to date, it is likely that the people involved all got sick from the same source.”

E. coli can be transmitted by eating under-cooked meat, food contaminated during preparation, or from another person infected with E. coli.

Dr. Robert Strang, the chief public health officer in Nova Scotia, has said the likely source of the outbreak is produce.

One of the possibilities being investigated is lettuce that may have been chopped or processed, he said.

Of the New Brunswick cases, two were in the Saint John region, while four were in the Fredericton area. All six patients are recovering, including the one who had to be hospitalized and has since been released.

Of Nova Scotia’s 10 cases, five were in the Capital District Health Authority, two in the Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority, and one each in Pictou County, Cumberland and Colchester East Hants health authorities. Those patients have all recovered, or are recovering.

E. coli O157 led to the biggest beef recall in Canadian history last fall. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency recalled more than 1,500 beef products that were packed at XL Foods, a meat processing plant in Brooks, Alta.

It also put two Fredericton teenagers in hospital in July.

Another outbreak of E. coli O157 in Miramichi in April hospitalized at least 13 people.

Symptoms of E. coli O157 resemble gastro-intestinal illness, such as severe cramps, bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain and vomiting.

Precautions include thorough hand washing after using the bathroom or changing diapers, peeling all raw vegetables and fruits before eating, thoroughly cooking all meat and preventing contac

t between cooked foods and raw poultry or other meats.

 

 

CBC News: XL Foods warned 6 times over lapses before E. coli outbreak

Correction Action Requests issued at Alberta plant for sanitation, contamination

CBC News

Posted: Jan 8, 2013 10:56 AM ET

Cattle in pasture beside XL Foods' Lakeside Packers plant at Brooks, Alta., on Oct. 1. Reports from CFIA inspectors that were released under Access to Information show the plant was reprimanded six times in the months leading up to an E. coli outbreak last summer.Cattle in pasture beside XL Foods’ Lakeside Packers plant at Brooks, Alta., on Oct. 1. Reports from CFIA inspectors that were released under Access to Information show the plant was reprimanded six times in the months leading up to an E. coli outbreak last summer. (Larry MacDougal/Canadian Press)

An Alberta meat-processing plant at the centre of Canada’s largest beef recall was ordered to address serious problems six times in the months leading up to an E. coli outbreak last summer, documents obtained by CBC News show.

The issues identified by Canadian Food Inspection Agency inspectors at the Brooks plant, known as Establishment 38, included:

  • Failure to sanitize cutting tools and workspaces.
  • Improper labelling.
  • Mixing of edible and inedible parts of carcasses.
  • Lapses in building maintenance that saw condensation from pipes dripping onto carcasses.

The details are contained in six Corrective Action Requests (CARs) and followup reports obtained by CBC News under Access to Information requests.

The XL Foods plant’s licence was suspended on Sept. 27 because of concerns about E. coli contamination and deficiencies identified by the CFIA at the facility.

The suspension came weeks after an alert was issued by U.S. inspectors who discovered the presence of E. coli in a shipment of beef from XL Foods. At least 18 people were made ill from meat traced to the plant, and a recall expanded to more than 1,500 products while tonnes of beef from the plant had to be destroyed.

CARs are issued by CFIA inspectors in a plant when a formal response is required from the company “to ensure changes that are needed to be taken to allow the facility to be in compliance with the various federal acts and regulations are completed,” according to the CFIA.

An in-depth investigation carried out after the detection of E. coli in September resulted in six more CARs being issued and completed before the plant was allowed to open in late October.

But the CARs released Monday show problems had been identified at the plant months earlier.

A CAR issued on Feb. 14 cited improper building maintenance, including a blast freezer door that did not properly close, exposed insulation, a missing seal on a washroom door and other violations, while also noting that earlier work orders issued to fix some of the problems had not been carried out. A month later, following an extension, a followup report found the issues had been addressed. The serial number for this CAR suggests the concerns dated to 2011.

5 more CARs issued

After that, starting in May, five more CARs were issued, mostly due to violations of sanitation and operational procedures. These included:

  • A May 5 inspection that found “cows and bulls dragging on equipment wash platform” in around the pre-break room, improper sanitation of the saw used to cut the necks of the animals, “necks and shanks” pulled over buckets of inedible byproducts, use of unlabelled sanitary spray bottles and contamination of carcasses. Followup inspections found continued problems.
  • A June 7 inspection that found poor monitoring of product labelling, and missing labels and paperwork for pallets and boxes of meat.
  • A June 26 inspection that found workers were not properly washing cutting tools and hooks while cutting carcasses, and not cleaning contaminated carcasses before cutting them. The report says production was stopped for three minutes while “team members were removed and retrained before continuing.” Another employee who was not sanitizing a knife between cuts through a hide was “removed and replaced.”
  • An Aug. 7 CAR reporting production was stopped for 35 minutes and 315 carcasses held back “for water dripping on carcasses” in the carcass-cooling room from “condensation formed and dripping from rails, pipes, refer drip pans and structure.” In a followup inspection three days later, the CFIA inspector identified “plastic (sic) overflowing with unsanitary water and condensation dripping from rails/structures” in the killing room, and “initiated action to hold 765 carcasses from start of production until time of incident.”
  • An Aug. 20 inspection that raised concerns about employees’ sanitation practices and sanitary conditions on cutting tools, computers, cutting boards, trim stations and floor areas.

CARs were ‘effectively addressed,’ CFIA says

The CFIA reports list both immediate actions taken by inspectors and followup plans to meet the corrective actions.

The followup reports indicate each of the CARs were closed within a week to five weeks of the orders being issued, and most involved retraining and interviewing of employees to ensure they understood proper sanitation and operational procedures.

In a statement issued Tuesday, the CFIA said “all of these CARs were effectively addressed by the company and were closed within the time-frame required by the CFIA.”

“CFIA inspectors are in constant communication with plant management throughout the production day at federally registered meat establishments. When an inspector observes a potential issue of concern, they inform plant management,” the statement said.

The XL Foods plant was allowed to reopen Oct. 23 under enhanced surveillance and increased testing protocols, with more than 46 CFIA inspectors assigned to monitor slaughter procedures.

JBS, the company that runs the XL Foods plant, said it had no comment because these issues came up before it took over the management of the plant in mid-October.

Looking over the documents, beef expert Ted Haney said he isn’t surprised.

“There’s no such thing as zero risk, there’s no such thing as perfection,” he said. “It was reported, which is good, which means it was acted upon.”

CFIA – Corrective Action Requests XL Foods

 

E. coli Outbreak in the Maritimes

E. coli in Saint John and Fredericton linked, tests show

At least 2 of 5 cases are connected, but source unknown

CBC News

Posted: Jan 4, 2013 1:57 PM AT

Dr. Eilish Cleary says at least some of the five New Brunswickers affected ate at restaurants during the past two weeks.
Dr. Eilish Cleary says at least some of the five New Brunswickers affected ate at restaurants during the past two weeks. (CBC)

 

 

At least two of five cases of a potentially deadly strain of E. coli in New Brunswick are linked, the province’s chief medical officer of health has confirmed.

Dr. Eilish Cleary says she received preliminary test results on Friday morning that show a case in Saint John and a case in Fredericton have a very similar pattern of E. coli O157 and are therefore considered linked.

Officials are still trying to determine the source and whether there is any link to a recent outbreak in Nova Scotia, she said.

There have been two cases of E. coli O157 confirmed in the Saint John region and three in the Fredericton area.

All five patients were seen in hospital emergency rooms, but only one had to be admitted to hospital, said Cleary.

The affected people are between the ages of 18 and 39 and likely contracted the bacteria over the holidays, she said.

“We know that many of them, if not all of them, have visited a number of restaurants in the past two weeks and so we will be having inspectors visit those restaurants to make sure that their food preparation is up to scratch,” Cleary said.

How to prevent spread of E. coli

  • Wash, peel raw vegetables and fruit.
  • Cook meat properly.
  • Wash hands and surfaces after handling raw meat.
  • Consume only pasteurized dairy products.

Nova Scotia had seven confirmed cases of E. coli O157 over the holidays — three in the Halifax region, two in Antigonish and one each in Truro and Stellarton.

Two people were hospitalized, including one suffering from kidney failure, officials have said.

Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief public health officer, said it’s possible the source is a food item sold in both Maritime provinces.

E. coli O157 is the same strain that killed seven people in Walkerton, Ont., in 2000.

It also led to the biggest beef recall in Canadian history last fall. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency recalled more than 1,500 beef products that were packed at XL Foods, a meat processing plant in Brooks, Alta.

E. coli O157 also put two Fredericton teenagers in hospital in July, while an outbreak in Miramichi in April hospitalized at least 13 people.

This particular strain of E. coli secretes a powerful toxin that can destroy red blood cells, leading to severe illness, high blood pressure and kidney damage.

Symptoms of E. coli O157 resemble gastrointestinal illness, such as severe cramps, bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain and vomiting.

 

XL Foods Recall Products List Update

OTTAWA, September 27, 2012 – The public warning issued on September 25, 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
Prepared for Reddi Food Solutions Inc., Leduc, AB (EST442) PLU 320 Extra Lean Ground Beef Sirloin 454 g 8 153110 003200 Best Before
13SEP12
15SEP12
18SEP12
20SEP12
Alberta
Freson Bros. Ground Sirloin 93% Lean Variable Starts with 0 220328 Packed on dates betweenSEP17.12 andSEP.22.12 Certain stores in Alberta
Freson Bros. Extra LnGrnd Bf Max10 % fatWHS Pk Variable Starts with 0 220843 Packed on dates betweenSEP.17.12 andSEP.22.12 Certain stores in Alberta

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 CFIA website. 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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Media enquiries:

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600


Product Photos

Freson Brothers - Ground Sirloin 93% Lean
Freson Bros. – Ground Sirloin 93% Lean

Freson Brothers - Extra Lean Ground Beef Maximum 10 % fat wholesale pack
Freson Bros. – Extra Ln Grnd Bf Max 10 % fat WHS Pk

Reddi Food Solutions Incorporated - Fresh Extra Lean Ground Beef - Sirloin
Reddi Food Solutions Inc. – Fresh Extra Lean Ground Beef – Sirloin

OTTAWA, October 5, 2012 – The public warning issued on October 3, 2012 has been updated to include additional 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 beef products described below because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The affected products are associated with the same XL Foods manufacturing dates of August 24, 27, 28, 29 and September 5, 2012, as the previously recalled ground beef products. The trace out from XL to secondary and tertiary distributors, manufacturers and retailers could result in a large number of affected products over a wide range of codes and dates.

This recall also includes unlabelled and/or unbranded beef products 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 beef products in their homes to check with the store(s) where the products were purchased or throw them 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
Prepared for Reddi Food SolutionsInc., Leduc,AB (EST442) PLU 309
Smoky SweetBBQ Marinade with Beef Bottom Blade (Petit Tender)
Approx.
454 g
Starts with 207100 Best Before
27SE12
30SE12
02OC12
04OC12
07OC12
09OC12
11OC12
14OC12
AB
Prepared for Reddi Food SolutionsInc., Leduc,AB (EST 442) PLU 312
Three Peppercorn Steak Marinade with Beef Bottom Blade (Petit Tender)
Approx.
430 g
Starts with 207101 Best Before
27SE12
30SE12
02OC12
04OC12
07OC12
09OC12
11OC12
14OC12
AB
Prepared for Reddi Food SolutionsInc., Leduc,AB (EST442) PLU 317
Beef Bottom Blade
(Petit Tender)
Approx.
350 g
Starts with 204580 Best Before
27SE12
30SE12
02OC12
04OC12
07OC12
09OC12
11OC12
14OC12
AB
Sold from
Les viandes P.P. Hallé Ltée
253504
Medium Ground beef
24 x 110g  (2.64kg) (01)90057515253547 (11)120913(30)0024 (3103)002640(21)210
and
(01)90057515253547 (11)120914(30)0024 (3103)002640(21)215
EST 479
12SE13 and
12SE14
QC
Lavergne Western BeefInc. Lean Ground Beef Variable Variable PROD. DATE: FromSE 17 to
SE 22
Navan, ON
Lavergne Western BeefInc. Bottom Round Roast Variable Variable PROD. DATE: FromSE 17 to
SE 22
Navan, ON
Lavergne Western BeefInc. Top Round Roast (Inside Round) Variable Variable PROD. DATE: FromSE 17 to
SE 22
Navan, ON
Lavergne Western BeefInc. Beef Stew Variable Variable PROD. DATE: FromSE 17 to
SE 22
Navan, ON
Lavergne Western BeefInc. Sirloin Tip Roast Variable Variable PROD. DATE: FromSE 17 to
SE 22
Navan, ON
Lavergne Western BeefInc. Eye of Round  (roast) Variable Variable PROD. DATE: FromSE 17 to
SE 22
Navan, ON
Lavergne Western BeefInc. Beef Bones Variable Variable PROD. DATE: FromSE 17 to
SE 22
Navan, ON
Sold at
Buy-Low Foods and Nesters Market
Beef Tenderloin Steak Variable Starts with 202202 Packed on
AU 27 to SE28
BCAB
Sold at
Buy-Low Foods and Nesters Market
Beef Brisket Point Roast Boneless Variable Starts with 202370 Packed on
AU 27 to SE28
BCAB
Sold at
Buy-Low Foods and Nesters Market
Beef Oxtail Variable Starts with 202396 Packed on
AU 27 to SE28
BCAB
49TH Parallel Grocery OUR OWN SUNDRIED TOMATOSSAGES Various Starts with 205077 Best Before dates from 12.SE 22
to
12.SE 30
BC – certain stores
49TH Parallel Grocery OUR OWN B’FAST BACONSSAGES Various Starts with 255061 Best Before dates from 12.SE 22
to
12.SE 30
BC – certain stores
49TH Parallel Grocery OUR OWN BRATWURST SAUSAGES Various Starts with 205067 Best Before dates from 12.SE 22
to
12.SE 30
BC – certain stores
49TH Parallel Grocery LEAN GROUND BEEF Various Starts with 201002 Best Before dates from
SE 9 12
to
SE 28 12
BC – certain stores
49TH Parallel Grocery LEAN GROUND BEEF VALUE PACK Various Starts with 211002 Best Before dates from
SE 9 12
to
SE 28 12
BC – certain stores
49TH Parallel Grocery LEAN GROUND BEEF WAREHOUSE PACK Various Starts with 211002 Best Before dates from
SE 9 12
to
SE 28 12
BC – certain stores
49TH Parallel Grocery BEEF LEAN GROUND PATTIES Various Starts with 201068 or 211068 Best Before dates from
SE 9 12
to
SE 18 12
BC – certain stores
Fairway Markets BEEF BONELESS OUTSIDE ROUND OVEN ROAST Various Starts with 200138 Best Before dates fromSept 09, 12 to
Oct 01, 12
BC – certain stores only
Fairway Markets BONELESS OUTSIDE ROUND MARINATING STEAK Various Starts with 200113 Best Before dates fromSept 09, 12 to
Oct 01, 12
BC – certain stores only
Fairway Markets F.P.B/L OUTSIDE ROUND MARINATING STEAK Various Starts with 205113 Best Before dates fromSept 09, 12 to
Oct 01, 12
BC – certain stores only
Fairway Markets BONELESS EYE OF ROUND OVEN ROAST Various Starts with 200148 Best Before dates fromSept 09, 12 to
Oct 01, 12
BC – certain stores only
Fairway Markets BONELESS EYE OF ROUND MARINATING STEAK Various Starts with 200127 Best Before dates fromSept 09, 12 to
Oct 01, 12
BC – certain stores only
Fairway Markets F.P. BLESS EYE OF ROUND MARINATING STEAK Various Starts with 205127 Best Before dates fromSept 09, 12 to
Oct 01, 12
BC – certain stores only
Fairway Markets QUARTER POUND BEEF PATTIES Various Starts with 200099 Best Before dates from
SE 12, 12
to
SE 17, 12
Certain stores in Victoria, BC
Fairway Markets QUARTER POUND BEEF PATTIES Various Starts with 205099 Best Before
12. 9.20
Certain stores in Victoria, BC
Freson Bros. BEEF OXTAIL Various Starts with 220609 SE.03.12 –
SE.13.12
AB – certain stores only
Reg’s Homestyle Meats And Deli REG’S BEEF ROAST (SPICED AND WRAPPED) Variable None Packed on dates from September 17 to 22 and from September 24 to 28 Medicine Hat, AB
Quality Foods Prime Rib Oven Roasts Various Starts with 21010 Best Before Dates from September 9 to October 2 BC
Quality Foods Rib Steaks small pack Various Starts with
21013
Best Before Dates from September 9 to October 2 BC
Quality Foods Rib Steaks
family pack
Various Starts with
31013
Best Before Dates from September 9 to October 2 BC
Quality Foods Rib Eye Steaks
small pack
Various Starts with
21027
Best Before Dates from September 9 to October 2 BC
Quality Foods Rib Eye Steaks
family pack
Various Starts with
31027
Best Before Dates from September 9 to October 2 BC
Quality Foods Outside Round Oven Roasts singles Various Starts with
21200
Best Before Dates from September 9 to October 2 BC
Quality Foods Outside Round Oven Roasts
family pack
Various Starts with
31200
Best Before Dates from September 9 to October 2 BC
Quality Foods Outside Round Oven Roasts
rotisserie roast
Various Starts with
21204
Best Before Dates from September 9 to October 2 BC
Quality Foods Outside Round
marinating Steaks small pack
Various Starts with
21202
Best Before Dates from September 9 to October 2 BC
Quality Foods Outside Round
marinating Steaks family pack
Various Starts with
31202
Best Before Dates from September 9 to October 2 BC
Quality Foods Extra Lean Ground Round
small pack
Various Starts with
21615
Best Before Dates from September 6 to 30 BC
Quality Foods Extra Lean Ground Round
family pack
Various Starts with
31615
Best Before Dates from September 6 to 30 BC
Quality Foods Canadian Eye of Round Oven Roasts Various Starts with 21254 Best Before Dates from September 9 to October 2 Certain stores on Vancouver Island, BC
Quality Foods Canadian Eye of Round steak small pack Various Starts with
21256
Best Before Dates from September 9 to October 2 Certain stores on Vancouver Island, BC
Quality Foods Canadian Eye of Round Steaks
Family Pack
Various Starts with
31256
Best Before Dates from September 9 to October 2 Certain stores on Vancouver Island, BC
Quality Foods Eye of Round Fast Fry Steak Various Starts with
21258
Best Before Dates from September 9 to October 2 Certain stores on Vancouver Island, BC
Quality Foods Eye of Round Fast Fry Steak family pack Various Starts with
31258
Best Before Dates from September 9 to October 2 Certain stores on Vancouver Island, BC
Sold from
Real Atlantic Superstore,
Dominion,
Save Easy
BEEF GROUNDXLEAN SC AAA Various Starts with 212696 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NSNBPE,NL
Sold from
Real Atlantic Superstore,
Dominion,
Save Easy
BEEF GROUNDX/LEAN CP Various Starts with 217406 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NSNBPE,NL
Sold from
Real Atlantic Superstore,
Dominion,
Save Easy
BEEF GROUNDX LEAN Various Starts with 200306 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NSNBPE,NL
Sold from
Real Atlantic Superstore,
Dominion,
Save Easy
EXTRA LEAN GROUND BEEF SC Various Starts with 214175 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NSNBPE,NL
Sold from
Real Atlantic Superstore,
Dominion,
Save Easy
BEEF GROUND LEAN SC Various Starts with 212695 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NSNBPE,NL
Sold from
Real Atlantic Superstore,
Dominion,
Save Easy
BEEF GROUND LEAN CP Various Starts with 217402 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NSNBPE,NL
Sold from
Real Atlantic Superstore,
Dominion,
Save Easy
BEEF GROUND LEAN Various Starts with 200304 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NSNBPE,NL
Sold from
Real Atlantic Superstore,
Dominion,
Save Easy
BEEF LEAN GROUND PATTIES Various Starts with 212456 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NSNBPE,NL
Sold from
Real Atlantic Superstore,
Dominion,
Save Easy
BEEF PATTY LEAN GROUND SC Various Starts with 212165 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NSNBPE,NL
Sold from
Real Atlantic Superstore,
Dominion,
Save Easy
BEEF LEAN GROUND SC Various Starts with 214137 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NSNBPE,NL
Sold from
Real Atlantic Superstore,
Dominion,
Save Easy
PEPPERED BEEF LEAN GROUND PATTIES Various Starts with 216287 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NSNBPE,NL
Sold from Real Atlantic Superstore, Dominion, Save Easy BEEF GROUND MEDIUM CP Various Starts with 217403 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NSNBPE,NL
Sold from Real Atlantic Superstore, Dominion, Save Easy BEEF GROUND MEDIUM Various Starts with 200302 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NSNBPE,NL
Sold from Real Atlantic Superstore, Dominion, Save Easy EXTRA LEAN GROUND SIRLOIN SC Various Starts with 216954 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NSNBPE,NL
Sold from Real Atlantic Superstore, Dominion, Save Easy EXTRA LEAN GROUND SIRLOIN Various Starts with 271521 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NSNBPE,NL
Sold from Real Atlantic Superstore, Dominion, Save Easy EXTRA LEAN GROUND SIRLOIN CP Various Starts with 217407 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NSNBPE,NL
Sold from Your Independent Grocer,
Valumart
BEEF GROUNDX/LEAN CP Various Starts with 207306 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 ON
Sold from Your Independent Grocer,
Valumart
BEEF GROUNDX LEAN Various Starts with 200306 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 ON
Sold from Your Independent Grocer,
Valumart
EXTRA LEAN GROUND BEEF SC Various Starts with 214175 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 ON
Sold from Your Independent Grocer,
Valumart
BEEF GROUND LEAN Various Starts with
200304
Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 ON
Sold from Your Independent Grocer,
Valumart
BEEF GROUND LEAN CP Various Starts with
200312
Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 ON
Sold from Your Independent Grocer,
Valumart
BEEF LEAN GROUND SC Various Starts with
214137
Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 ON
Sold from Your Independent Grocer,
Valumart
BEEF GROUND MEDIUM CP Various Starts with 200303 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 ON
Sold from Your Independent Grocer,
Valumart
BEEF GROUND MEDIUM Various Starts with 200302 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 ON
Sold from Provigo EXTRA LEAN GROUND BEEF Variable Starts with 213887 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 QC
Sold from Provigo EXTRA LEAN GROUND BEEF CP Variable Starts with 215093 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 QC
Sold from Provigo LEAN GROUND BEEF FRESH Variable Starts with 216044 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 QC
Sold from Provigo LEAN GROUND BEEF Variable Starts with 213886 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 QC
Sold from Provigo LEAN GROUND BEEF CP Variable Starts with 212670 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 30 QC
Sold from Provigo MEDIUM GROUND BEEF Variable Starts with 212603 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 QC
Sold from Provigo MEDIUM GROUND BEEF CP Variable Starts with 212598 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 QC
Sold from Provigo BEEF PORK VEAL MED GRND REG Variable Starts with 212622 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 QC
Sold from Your Independent Grocer C-PK REG GROUND BEEF Variable Starts with 280110 Best Before Dates from August 28 to September 29 SKBC
Sold from Your Independent Grocer REGULAR GROUND BEEF Variable Starts with 280103 Best Before Dates from August 28 to September 29 SKBC
Sold from Your Independent Grocer C-PK EXTRA LEAN GRD BEEF Variable Starts with 284807 Best Before Dates from August 28 to September 29 SKBC
Sold from Your Independent Grocer EXTRA LEAN GROUND BEEF Variable Starts with 283936 Best Before Dates from August 28 to September 29 SKBC
Sold from Your Independent Grocer LEAN GROUND BEEF Variable Starts with 280105 Best Before Dates from August 28 to September 29 SKBC
Sold from Your Independent Grocer C-PK LEAN GROUND BEEF Variable Starts with 283460 Best Before Dates from August 28 to September 29 SKBC
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T & T Supermarket
Beef Sirloin Tip Peeled Various 0 200222 804114 Sold up to and including September 29, 2012 Edmonton,AB
Sold at
T & T Supermarket
Beef Eye Round Steak Various 0 200249 604193 Sold up to and including September 29, 2012 Edmonton,AB
Sold at
T & T Supermarket
Beef Chuck Boneless Various 0 200240 004121 Sold up to and including September 29, 2012 Edmonton,AB
Sold at
T & T Supermarket
Beef Striploin (New York) Various 0 200225 404670 Sold up to and including September 29, 2012 Edmonton,AB
Sold at
T & T Supermarket
Beef Tenderloin (Whole) Various 0 200224 007292 Sold up to and including September 29, 2012 Edmonton,AB
Sold at
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Beef Top Inside Round Various 0 200233 803953 Sold up to and including September 29, 2012 Edmonton,AB
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Beef Fresh Oxtail Various 2 00267 32944 3 Sold up to and including September 10, 2012 Edmonton,AB
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T & T Supermarket
Beef Liver Various 2 03265 00271 4 Sold up to and including September 10, 2012 Edmonton,AB
Sold from Premium Sausage Beef Sausage Various None Purchase dates from September 9 to 22, 2012 AB
Sold from Premium Sausage Pepperoni Various None Purchase dates from September 9 to 22, 2012 AB
Sold from Premium Sausage Beef Stick Various None Purchase dates from September 9 to 22, 2012 AB
Sold from Premium Sausage Beef Jerky Various None Purchase dates from September 9 to 22, 2012 AB
Sold from Premium Sausage Beef Ribeye Loin Various None Production dates:
Aug. 28 and
Aug. 29
AB
Sold from Premium Sausage Beef Tenderloin Filet Various None Production date: Aug.24 AB

Walmart has been informed by their supplier of the following additions of affected codes and/or corrections (identified by an asterisk *) in respect of recalled products originally identified in earlier health hazard alerts:

Brand Product Size UPC Codes / Dates Distribution
Walmart Beef Inside Round Tournedos Various Starts with
220163 *
EST 93B
Best Before / Freeze By:
2012 SE 25*
QC
Walmart Beef Inside Round Kabob Cube Various Starts with 220161 * EST 93B
Best Before / Freeze By:
2012 SE 22,*
2012 SE 25
QC
Walmart Beef Inside French Steak Various Starts with
220150
EST 93B
Best Before / Freeze By:
2012 SE 25*
QC
Walmart Beef Inside French Pepper Various Starts with
220152
EST 93B
Best Before / Freeze By:
2012 SE 25*
QC
Walmart Beef Inside Round Cube Steak Various Starts with
220149
EST 93B
Best Before / Freeze By:
2012 SE 22,
2012 SE 25*
QC

Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) has informed the CFIA of a correction to the UPC(identified by an asterisk *) of the following product, which had been identified in an earlier health hazard alert:

Brand Product Size UPC Codes / Dates Distribution
Sold from Loblaw, Maxi, No Frills Beef Stir Fry Strips Various 21294400000 * EST 93B
11258 *
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 CFIA website. 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.

 

Outbreak Update: 18th Victim Confirmed in XL Foods Outbreak

Why you should take note

Products contaminated with E. coli O157 can pose a serious public health risk.

To date, the Public Health Agency of Canada has been working with its health and food safety partners on an investigation into E. coli O157 illnesses that have been linked to the food safety investigation at XL Foods Inc.

Today, one additional case of E. coli O157 illness under investigation in Alberta has been confirmed to be the same specific strain of E. coli O157 observed in the XL Foods Inc. food safety investigation. This individual became ill mid-October and is recovering.

Status

Investigations into outbreaks of foodborne illness can be complex. Since September 26, 2012, the Agency has been leading a committee that includes public health and food safety experts from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Health Canada and Provincial and Territorial Health Authorities. The committee meets regularly to share and review the latest information and determine what actions should be taken to protect Canadians.

Based on all the information collected to date—epidemiological, microbiological and food safety—the following cases of illness are linked to the specific strain of E. coli O157 observed in the XL Foods Inc., food safety investigation. More information about theepidemiological investigation is also available.

Province / Territory Total confirmed cases
* One case is a visitor to Canada.
  Alberta 8
  Newfoundland and Labrador 1
  Quebec 6
  British Columbia 3*
  Total 18

More information about products that have been recalledExternal Link and how that aspect of the investigation has unfolded, including the temporary closure of Establishment 38, is available on the CFIA websiteExternal Link.

E. coli O157 foodborne illnesses are not uncommon in Canada and no unusual increases in the number of these illnesses have been detected nationally.

What you should do

Most strains of E. coli are harmless; however, some strains, such as E. coli O157:H7, can make people sick, causing severe stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting. Serious complications of an E. coli O157:H7 infection can include kidney failure.

If you think you are sick with an E. coli O157:H7 infection, consult a healthcare professional.

Symptoms of an E. coli O157:H7 infection

Like other foodborne illnesses, the symptoms of E. coli infection mainly involve the gut. Symptoms may vary from person to person; however, they often include:

  • severe stomach cramps;
  • diarrhea (often watery and may develop into bloody);
  • vomiting; and
  • fever (generally not very high – usually less than 38.5˚C/101˚F).

Symptoms usually last five to seven days.

Around 5 to 10 per cent of those who get sick from E. coli O157:H7 overall and about 15 per cent of young children and the elderly develop hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which can be fatal. Symptoms of HUS vary. Some people have seizures or strokes and some need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis. Others live with side effects such as permanent kidney damage.

Who is most at risk?

Infections can occur among people of all ages, however symptoms are likely to be more severe among the very young and the elderly.  Pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems are also at high risk of developing serious complications.

How to protect yourself

Proper hygiene and safe food handling and preparation practices are key to preventing the spread of all foodborne illnesses, including E. coli.

Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of foodborne illness.

Contaminated foods may look and smell normal. It is important to ensure that you thoroughly cook foods to destroy bacteria. Recalled productsExternal Link, however, should not be consumed and should be thrown away.

 

 

Updated Product List of XL Foods Recall

Various RAW BEEF Products May Contain E. coli O157:H7 Bacteria

CFIA investigation into XL Foods (E. coli O157:H7)
Main page | Related Alerts | List of Recalled Products | Questions and Answers

OTTAWA, October 1, 2012 – The public warning issued on September 30, 2012 has been updated to include additional products. Previously identified products included in this recall can be found on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website atwww.inspection.gc.ca/recalls.

The CFIA is warning the public, distributors and food service establishments not to consume, sell, or serve the beef products described below because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The affected products are associated with the same XL Foods manufacturing dates of August 24, 27, 28, 29 and September 5, 2012, as the previously recalled ground beef products. The trace out from XL to secondary and tertiary distributors, manufacturers and retailers could result in a large number of affected products over a wide range of codes and dates.

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
The Kitchen Table AA or Higher Eye of Round Steak Variable Various 35027
Sold up to and including September 30, 2012
ON
The Kitchen Table New York Striploin – Premium Black Angus Variable Various 35078
Sold up to and including September 30, 2012
ON
The Kitchen Table AA or Higher Top Sirloin Variable Various 35019
Sold up to and including September 30, 2012
ON
Sold fromEntrepot de Viandes AAA BEEF RIB 10 kg (approx.) Starts with 27056 “EMBAL. LE”
from SEP 24 to SEP 28
QC
Sold fromEntrepot de Viandes AAA BEEF TENDERLOIN 5 kg (approx.) Starts with 21001 “EMBAL. LE”
from SEP 24 to SEP 28
QC
Brooks Meat Packers Beef Breakfast Fresh Sausage Variable Various Purchased dates from September 7 to 15, 2012 AB
Brooks Meat Packers Ribeye Steak Variable Various Purchased dates from August 30 to September 6, 2012 AB
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Co-op, ValuFoods & Village Mart
Strip Loin Steak V/P Variable Starts with 201137 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Strip Loin Steak Sm Variable Starts with 201135 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Strip Loin Steak Thick Variable Starts with 201154 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Strip Loin Steak Fast Fry V/P Variable Starts with 201138 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Strip Loin Steak Fast Fry Sm Variable Starts with 2061136 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Strip Loin Steak Medallion Variable Starts with 202360 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Strip Loin Premium Oven Roast Variable Starts with 201235 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Stir Fry Strip Variable Starts with 201170 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Beef Kabob Meat Variable Starts with 201172 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Beef Fondue Slices Variable Starts with 201171 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
Sold at Co-op, ValuFoods & Village Mart T-Bone Steak V/P Variable Starts with 201122 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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T-Bone Steak Sm Variable Starts with 201120 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
Sold at Co-op, ValuFoods & Village Mart T-Bone Steak Thick Variable Starts with 201119 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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T-Bone Steak Fast Fry V/P Variable Starts with 201124 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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T-Bone Steak Fast Fry Sm Variable Starts with 201121 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
Sold at Co-op, ValuFoods & Village Mart Porter House Steak V/P Variable Starts with 201127 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Porter House Steak Sm Variable Starts with 201125 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
Sold at Co-op, ValuFoods & Village Mart Wing Steak V/P Variable Starts with 201132 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Wing Steak Sm Variable Starts with 201130 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
Sold at Co-op, ValuFoods & Village Mart Wing Steak Fast Fry Sm Variable Starts with 201131 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Tenderloin Steak Sm Variable Starts with 201145 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Tenderloin Steak Thick Variable Starts with 201143 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Tenderloin Steak Fast Fry Sm Variable Starts with 201118 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Tenderloin Premium Oven Roast Variable Starts with 201140 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
Sold at Co-op, ValuFoods & Village Mart Extra lean Ground Beef V/P Variable Starts with 201328 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
Sold at Co-op, ValuFoods & Village Mart Extra lean Ground Beef Sm Variable Starts with 201327 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Lean Ground Beef V/P Variable Starts with 201326 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Lean Ground Beef Sm Variable Starts with 201325 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Medium Ground Beef V/P Variable Starts with 201321 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Medium Ground Beef Sm Variable Starts with 201320 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Ground Sirloin V/P Variable Starts with 201175 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Ground Sirloin Sm Variable Starts with 201314 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Ground Sirloin patties Variable Starts with 201287 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Extra Lean Gr Patties Variable Starts with 201330 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Lean Gr Beef Patties Variable Starts with 206466 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Medium Gr Beef Patties Variable Starts with 201332 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Top Sirloin Steak V/P Variable Starts with 201107 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Top Sirloin Steak Sm Variable Starts with 201105 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Top Sirloin Steak Thick Variable Starts with 201110 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
Sold at Co-op, ValuFoods & Village Mart Top Sirloin Medallion Variable Starts with 201243 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Top Sirloin Cap Steak Variable Starts with 201112 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Top Sirloin Steak Fast Fry V/P Variable Starts with 201103 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
Sold at Co-op, ValuFoods & Village Mart Top Sirloin Fast Fry Sm Variable Starts with 201106 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Top Sirloin Medallion Montreal Variable Starts with 201243 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Top Sirloin Oven Roast Variable Starts with 201280 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Top Sirloin Quick Roast Variable Starts with 201111 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Top Sirloin Medallion Seasoned Variable Starts with 201246 Packed on dates from August 24 to October 1, 2012 NBNSPENLQC (Magdalen Islands)
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Extra Foods
BEEF SOUP BONES Variable Starts with 280102 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT (RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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Extra Foods
RUMP ROAST Variable Starts with 280211 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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Extra Foods
INSIDE ROUND ROULADEN Variable Starts with 283932 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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Extra Foods
INSIDE ROUND STEAK Variable Starts with 280203 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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INSIDE ROUND STEAK  CLUB PACK Variable Starts with 283446 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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INSIDE ROUND STEAK FAST FRY Variable Starts with 280226 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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INSIDE ROUND ROAST Variable Starts with 280228 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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INSIDE ROUND ROAST CLUB PACK Variable Starts with 284894 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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SIRLOIN TIP ROAST Variable Starts with 280213 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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SIRLOIN TIP ROAST CLUB PACK Variable Starts with 284893 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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SIRLOIN TIP STEAK Variable Starts with 280214 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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SIRLOIN TIP STEAK FAST FRY Variable Starts with 283987 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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LEAN CUBES CUT Variable Starts with 283938 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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TENDERIZED HIP STEAK Variable Starts with 283387 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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BEEF STIR FRY Variable Starts with 284265 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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EYE OF SIRLOIN TIP STEAK Variable Starts with 283986 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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T-BONE STEAK Variable Starts with 280216 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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T-BONE STEAK FAST FRY Variable Starts with 280231 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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T-BONE STEAK CLUB PACK Variable Starts with 283452 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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STRIPLOIN STEAK Variable Starts with 280219 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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STRIPLOIN STEAK CLUB PACK Variable Starts with 284806 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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TENDERLOIN CLUB PACK Variable Starts with 284817 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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TENDERLOIN Variable Starts with 280220 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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WHOLE BEEF TENDERLOIN COV Variable Starts with 288865 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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TOP SIRLOIN STEAK CLUB PACK Variable Starts with 283493 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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TOP SIRLOIN STEAK Variable Starts with 280229 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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TOP SIRLOIN ROAST Variable Starts with 283641 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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TOP SIRLOIN CAP STEAK CLUB PACK Variable Starts with 284069 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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TOP SIRLOIN STEAK CAP OFF BEEFEATER CLUB PACK Variable Starts with 214193 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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TOP SIRLOIN STEAK CAP OFF BEEFEATER Variable Starts with 214192 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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BLADE STEAK BONE IN Variable Starts with 280301 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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BLADE ROAST BONE IN Variable Starts with 280304 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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BLADE STEAK BONELESS Variable Starts with 280302 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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BLADE ROAST BONELESS Variable Starts with 280305 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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BLADE ROAST BONELESS CLUB PACK Variable Starts with 284904 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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BLADE STEAK BONELESS CLUB PACK Variable Starts with 284821 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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CROSS RIB ROAST BONELESS Variable Starts with 280311 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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CROSS RIB ROAST BONELESS CLUB PACK Variable Starts with 284903 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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CROSS RIB STEAK BONELESS Variable Starts with 280313 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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BEEF SHORT RIBS Variable Starts with 200159 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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BEEF SHORT RIBS FOR BRAISING Variable Starts with 212579 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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FLANK MARINATING STEAK Variable Starts with 200109 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
Sold from Real Canadian Superstore PC CERTIFIED ANGUS  TBONE STEAK Variable Starts with 208246 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
Sold from Real Canadian Superstore PC CERTIFIED ANGUS  TBONE STEAK CLUB PACK Variable Starts with 216004 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
Sold from Real Canadian Superstore PC CERTIFIED ANGUS  STRIPLOIN STEAK Variable Starts with 208160 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
Sold from Real Canadian Superstore PC CERTIFIED ANGUS  STRIPLOIN STEAK CLUB PACK Variable Starts with 211314 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
Sold from Real Canadian Superstore PC CERTIFIED ANGUS  STRIPLOIN ROAST Variable Starts with 285343 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
Sold from Real Canadian Superstore PC CERTIFIED ANGUS  INSIDE ROUND ROAST Variable Starts with 285338 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
Sold from Real Canadian Superstore PC CERTIFIED ANGUS  INSIDE ROUND STEAK Variable Starts with 285339 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
Sold from Real Canadian Superstore PC CERTIFIED ANGUS  SIRLOIN TIP STEAK Variable Starts with 285346 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
Sold from Real Canadian Superstore PC CERTIFIED ANGUS  SIRLOIN TIP ROAST Variable Starts with 285347 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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INSIDE ROUND COV Variable Starts with 284681 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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TOP SIRLOIN BUTT COV Variable Starts with 284087 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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SIRLOIN TIP COV Variable Starts with 284655 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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STRIPLOIN COV Variable Starts with 284680 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ABBCMBNT,ONSKYT(RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)
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Sold at Dominion BONELESS STEWING BEEF XTRA LEAN Variable Starts with 20352* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NL
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Sold at Dominion BEEF BONELESS BLADE STEAKS CP Variable Starts with 205606* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NL
Sold at Dominion BEEF HIP TENDERIZED CUBE STEAK CP Variable Starts with 2065*0 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NL
Sold at Dominion BEEF SIRLOIN TIP OVEN ROAST Variable Starts with 210369* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NL
Sold at Dominion BEEF SIRLOIN TIP STEAK Variable Starts with 21037* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NL
Sold at Dominion BEEF BONELESS BLADE STEAKS Variable Starts with 210372* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NL
Sold at Dominion BEEF BONELESS BLADE POT ROAST Variable Starts with 210373* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NL
Sold at Dominion BEEF HIP TENDERIZED CUBE STEAK Variable Starts with 210395* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NL
Sold at Dominion BONELESS STEWING BEEF XTRA LEAN CP Variable Starts with 216974* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NL
Sold at Dominion BONELESS STEWING BEEF CP Variable Starts with 217414* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NL
Sold at Dominion BEEF TENDERLOIN GRILLING STEAK Variable Starts with 200107* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NL
Sold at Dominion TENDERLOIN PREMIUM OVEN ROAST Variable Starts with 200111* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NL
Sold at Dominion INSIDE ROUND STEAK CP AAA Variable Starts with 206476* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NL
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Sold at Dominion WHOLE BEEF TENDERLOIN  AAA Variable Starts with 210365* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NL
Sold at Dominion TENDERLOIN OVEN ROAST AAA Variable Starts with 210366* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NL
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Sold at Dominion INSIDE ROUND CUTLET AAA Variable Starts with 210396* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NL
Sold at Dominion INSIDE ROUND OVEN ROAST AAA Variable Starts with 210399* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NL
Sold at Dominion BEEF STIR FRY STRIPS AAA Variable Starts with 210415* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NL
Sold at Dominion INSIDE ROUND FAST FRY AAA Variable Starts with 213288* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NL
Sold at Dominion TENDERLOIN GRILL STEAK SC Variable Starts with 214144* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NL
Sold at Dominion PC INSIDE ROUND OVEN ROAST SC Variable Starts with 214149* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NL
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BEEF SIRLOIN TIP STEAK FAST FRY Variable Starts with 200052* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NSNBPE
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EYE OF SIRLOIN TIP Variable Starts with 200056* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NSNBPE
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EYE OF SIRLOIN TIP PEPPER Variable Starts with 20007* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NSNBPE
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BONELESS STEWING BEEF Variable Starts with 200307* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NSNBPE
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BONELESS STEWING BEEF XTRA LEAN Variable Starts with 20352* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NSNBPE
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BEEF SIRLOIN TIP STEAK CP Variable Starts with 20509* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NSNBPE
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BEEF BONELESS BLADE STEAKS CP Variable Starts with 205606* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NSNBPE
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BEEF HIP TENDERIZED CUBE STEAK CP Variable Starts with 2065*0 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NSNBPE
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BEEF SIRLOIN TIP OVEN ROAST Variable Starts with 210369* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NSNBPE
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BEEF BONELESS BLADE STEAKS Variable Starts with 210372* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NSNBPE
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BEEF BONELESS BLADE POT ROAST Variable Starts with 210373* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NSNBPE
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BEEF HIP TENDERIZED CUBE STEAK Variable Starts with 210395* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NSNBPE
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BONELESS STEWING BEEF XTRA LEAN CP Variable Starts with 216974* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NSNBPE
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BONELESS STEWING BEEF CP Variable Starts with 217414* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NSNBPE
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BEEF TENDERLOIN GRILLING STEAK Variable Starts with 200107* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NSNBPE
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INSIDE ROUND STEAK CP AAA Variable Starts with 206476* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NSNBPE
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TENDERLOIN AAA Variable Starts with 210363* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NSNBPE
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TENDERLOIN GRILLING STEAK AAA Variable Starts with 210364* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NSNBPE
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WHOLE BEEF TENDERLOIN  AAA Variable Starts with 210365* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NSNBPE
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TENDERLOIN OVEN ROAST AAA Variable Starts with 210366* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NSNBPE
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INSIDE ROUND STEAK AAA Variable Starts with 210394* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NSNBPE
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INSIDE ROUND CUTLET AAA Variable Starts with 210396* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NSNBPE
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INSIDE ROUND OVEN ROAST AAA Variable Starts with 210399* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NSNBPE
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BEEF STIR FRY STRIPS AAA Variable Starts with 210415* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NSNBPE
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INSIDE ROUND FAST FRY AAA Variable Starts with 213288* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NSNBPE
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COV WHOLE TNDRLOIN ROAST Variable Starts with 218656* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NSNBPE
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BEEF SIRLOIN TIP STEAK FAST FRY Variable Starts with 200052* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
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EYE OF SIRLOIN TIP Variable Starts with 200056* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
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EYE OF SIRLOIN TIP PEPPER Variable Starts with 20007* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
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BONELESS STEWING BEEF Variable Starts with 200307* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
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BONELESS STEWING BEEF XTRA LEAN Variable Starts with 20352* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
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BEEF SIRLOIN TIP STEAK CP Variable Starts with 20509* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
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BEEF BONELESS BLADE STEAKS CP Variable Starts with 205606* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
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BEEF HIP TENDERIZED CUBE STEAK CP Variable Starts with 2065*0 Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
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BEEF SIRLOIN TIP OVEN ROAST Variable Starts with 210369* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
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BEEF SIRLOIN TIP STEAK Variable Starts with 21037* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
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BEEF BONELESS BLADE STEAKS Variable Starts with 210372* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
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BEEF BONELESS BLADE POT ROAST Variable Starts with 210373* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
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BEEF HIP TENDERIZED CUBE STEAK Variable Starts with 210395* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
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BONELESS STEWING BEEF XTRA LEAN CP Variable Starts with 216974* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
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BONELESS STEWING BEEF CP Variable Starts with 217414* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
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BEEF TENDERLOIN GRILLING STEAK Variable Starts with 200107* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
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TENDERLOIN PREMIUM OVEN ROAST Variable Starts with 200111* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
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INSIDE ROUND STEAK CP AAA Variable Starts with 206476* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
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TENDERLOIN AAA Variable Starts with 210363* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
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TENDERLOIN GRILLING STEAK AAA Variable Starts with 210364* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
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WHOLE BEEF TENDERLOIN  AAA Variable Starts with 210365* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
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TENDERLOIN OVEN ROAST AAA Variable Starts with 210366* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
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INSIDE ROUND STEAK AAA Variable Starts with 210394* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
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INSIDE ROUND CUTLET AAA Variable Starts with 210396* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
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INSIDE ROUND OVEN ROAST AAA Variable Starts with 210399* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
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BEEF STIR FRY STRIPS AAA Variable Starts with 210415* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
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INSIDE ROUND FAST FRY AAA Variable Starts with 213288* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
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TENDERLOIN GRILL STEAK SC Variable Starts with 214144* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
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PC INSIDE ROUND OVEN ROAST SC Variable Starts with 214149* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
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BEEF BUTT TENDERLOIN COV AAA Variable Starts with 216041* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
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COV WHOLE TNDRLOIN ROAST Variable Starts with 218656* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 NS,NBPENL
Sold at Loblaws BEEF STRIPLOIN STEAKS Variable Starts with 213869* Best Before dates from September 5 to October 1, 2012 QC
Sold at Loblaws BEEF STRIPLOIN STEAKS CP Variable Starts with 205048* Best Before dates from September 5 to October 1, 2012 QC
Sold at Loblaws BEEF STRIPLOIN PORTION/ROAST Variable Starts with 200112* Best Before dates from September 5 to October 1, 2012 QC
Sold at Loblaws BEEF PORTERHOUSE STEAK Variable Starts with 214083* Best Before dates from September 5 to October 1, 2012 QC
Sold at Loblaws BEEF T BONE STEAK Variable Starts with 200101* Best Before dates from September 5 to October 1, 2012 QC
Sold at Loblaws BEEF T BONE STEAK CP Variable Starts with 20502* Best Before dates from September 5 to October 1, 2012 QC
Sold at Loblaws BEEF WING STEAKS Variable Starts with 200102* Best Before dates from September 5 to October 1, 2012 QC
Sold at Loblaws BEEF WING STEAKS CP Variable Starts with 205032* Best Before dates from September 5 to October 1, 2012 QC
Sold at Loblaws BEEF BONELESS BLADE STEAKS Variable Starts with 200204* Best Before dates from September 5 to October 1, 2012 QC
Sold at Loblaws BEEF BONELESS BLADE POT ROAST Variable Starts with 213876* Best Before dates from September 5 to October 1, 2012 QC
Sold at Loblaws BEEF BONELESS BLADE STEAKS CP Variable Starts with 200219* Best Before dates from September 5 to October 1, 2012 QC
Sold at Loblaws BONELESS STEWING BEEF Variable Starts with 200307* Best Before dates from September 5 to October 1, 2012 QC
Sold at Loblaws BONELESS STEWING BEEF CP Variable Starts with 214071* Best Before dates from September 5 to October 1, 2012 QC
Sold at Provigo BEEF STRIPLOIN STEAKS Variable Starts with 213869* Best Before dates from September 5 to October 1, 2012 QC
Sold at Provigo BEEF STRIPLOIN STEAKS CP Variable Starts with 205048* Best Before dates from September 5 to October 1, 2012 QC
Sold at Provigo BEEF STRIPLOIN PORTION/ROAST Variable Starts with 200112* Best Before dates from September 5 to October 1, 2012 QC
Sold at Provigo BEEF PORTERHOUSE STEAK Variable Starts with 214083* Best Before dates from September 5 to October 1, 2012 QC
Sold at Provigo BEEF T BONE STEAK Variable Starts with 200101* Best Before dates from September 5 to October 1, 2012 QC
Sold at Provigo BEEF T BONE STEAK CP Variable Starts with 20502* Best Before dates from September 5 to October 1, 2012 QC
Sold at Provigo BEEF WING STEAKS Variable Starts with 200102* Best Before dates from September 5 to October 1, 2012 QC
Sold at Provigo BEEF WING STEAKS CP Variable Starts with 205032* Best Before dates from September 5 to October 1, 2012 QC
Sold at Provigo BEEF BONELESS BLADE STEAKS Variable Starts with 200204* Best Before dates from September 5 to October 1, 2012 QC
Sold at Provigo BEEF BONELESS BLADE POT ROAST Variable Starts with 213876* Best Before dates from September 5 to October 1, 2012 QC
Sold at Provigo BEEF BONELESS BLADE STEAKS CP Variable Starts with 200219* Best Before dates from September 5 to October 1, 2012 QC
Sold at Provigo BONELESS STEWING BEEF Variable Starts with 200307* Best Before dates from September 5 to October 1, 2012 QC
Sold at Provigo BONELESS STEWING BEEF CP Variable Starts with 214071* Best Before dates from September 5 to October 1, 2012 QC
Sold at Real Canadian Superstore BEEF BONELESS RIB STEAK Variable Starts with 200157* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
Sold at Real Canadian Superstore BEEF BONELESS PRIMERIB OVEN ROAST Variable Starts with 216065* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
Sold at Real Canadian Superstore BEEF RIB STEAK CAP OFF Variable Starts with 200153* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
Sold at Real Canadian Superstore BEEF PRIME RIB PREMIUM OVEN ROAST Variable Starts with 20015* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
Sold at Real Canadian Superstore BEEF RIB PREMIUM OVEN ROAST Variable Starts with 200151* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
Sold at Real Canadian Superstore BEEF BONELESS RIB STEAK CP Variable Starts with 216061* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
Sold at Real Canadian Superstore BEEF RIB STEAK CAP OFF CP Variable Starts with 206446* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
Sold at Real Canadian Superstore BEEF TENDERLOIN STEAKS Variable Starts with 216045* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
Sold at Real Canadian Superstore BEEF TENDERLOIN PREMIUM OVEN ROAST Variable Starts with 216046* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
Sold at Real Canadian Superstore WHOLE BEEF TENDERLOIN COV/VAC PAC Variable Starts with 218656* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
Sold at Real Canadian Superstore BUTT BEEF TENDERLOIN COV/VAC PAC Variable Starts with 200132* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
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BEEF BONELESS RIB STEAK Variable Starts with 200157* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
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BEEF BONELESS PRIMERIB OVEN ROAST Variable Starts with 216065* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
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BEEF RIB STEAK CAP OFF Variable Starts with 200153* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
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BEEF PRIME RIB PREMIUM OVEN ROAST Variable Starts with 20015* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
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BEEF RIB PREMIUM OVEN ROAST Variable Starts with 200151* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
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BEEF BONELESS RIB STEAK CP Variable Starts with 216061* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
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BEEF RIB STEAK CAP OFF CP Variable Starts with 206446* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
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BEEF RIB STEAK FAST FRY Variable Starts with 216101* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
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BEEF TENDERLOIN STEAKS Variable Starts with 216045* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
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BEEF TENDERLOIN PREMIUM OVEN ROAST Variable Starts with 216046* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
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WHOLE BEEF TENDERLOIN COV/VAC PAC Variable Starts with 218656* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
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BUTT BEEF TENDERLOIN COV/VAC PAC Variable Starts with 200132* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
Sold at Your Independent Grocer BEEF BONELESS RIB STEAK Variable Starts with 200157* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
Sold at Your Independent Grocer BEEF BONELESS PRIMERIB OVEN ROAST Variable Starts with 216065* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
Sold at Your Independent Grocer BEEF RIB STEAK CAP OFF Variable Starts with 200153* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
Sold at Your Independent Grocer BEEF PRIME RIB PREMIUM OVEN ROAST Variable Starts with 20015* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
Sold at Your Independent Grocer BEEF RIB PREMIUM OVEN ROAST Variable Starts with 200151* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
Sold at Your Independent Grocer BEEF BONELESS RIB STEAK CP Variable Starts with 216061* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
Sold at Your Independent Grocer BEEF RIB STEAK CAP OFF CP Variable Starts with 206446* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
Sold at Your Independent Grocer BEEF RIB STEAK FAST FRY Variable Starts with 216101* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
Sold at Your Independent Grocer BEEF TENDERLOIN STEAKS Variable Starts with 216045* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
Sold at Your Independent Grocer BEEF TENDERLOIN PREMIUM OVEN ROAST Variable Starts with 216046* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
Sold at Your Independent Grocer WHOLE BEEF TENDERLOIN COV/VAC PAC Variable Starts with 218656* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
Sold at Your Independent Grocer BUTT BEEF TENDERLOIN COV/VAC PAC Variable Starts with 200132* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
Sold at Zehrs BEEF BONELESS RIB STEAK Variable Starts with 200157* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
Sold at Zehrs BEEF BONELESS PRIMERIB OVEN ROAST Variable Starts with 216065* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
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Sold at Zehrs BEEF PRIME RIB PREMIUM OVEN ROAST Variable Starts with 20015* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
Sold at Zehrs BEEF RIB PREMIUM OVEN ROAST Variable Starts with 200151* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
Sold at Zehrs BEEF BONELESS RIB STEAK CP Variable Starts with 216061* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
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Sold at Zehrs BEEF RIB STEAK FAST FRY Variable Starts with 216101* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
Sold at Zehrs BEEF TENDERLOIN STEAKS Variable Starts with 216045* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
Sold at Zehrs BEEF TENDERLOIN PREMIUM OVEN ROAST Variable Starts with 216046* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
Sold at Zehrs WHOLE BEEF TENDERLOIN COV/VAC PAC Variable Starts with 218656* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON
Sold at Zehrs BUTT BEEF TENDERLOIN COV/VAC PAC Variable Starts with 200132* Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012 ON

*UPC updated to include “starts with” information.

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.

There have been four E. coli O157 illnesses associated with the consumption of beef products originating from XL Foods Inc. (Establishment # 38).

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 atwww.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).

 

17th XL Foods Related E. coli Case Confirmed

Public Health Notice: E. coli O157 illness related to beef

Updated : 1 November 2012

Why you should take note

Products contaminated with E. coli O157 can pose a serious public health risk.

To date, the Public Health Agency of Canada has been working with its health and food safety partners on an investigation into E. coli O157 illnesses that have been linked to the food safety investigation at XL Foods Inc.

Today, one additional case of E. coli O157 illness under investigation in Quebec has been confirmed to be the same specific strain of E. coli O157 observed in the XL Foods Inc. food safety investigation. This individual became ill in early October and has since recovered.

Status

Investigations into outbreaks of foodborne illness can be complex. Since September 26, 2012, the Agency has been leading a committee that includes public health and food safety experts from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Health Canada and Provincial and Territorial Health Authorities. The committee meets regularly to share and review the latest information and determine what actions should be taken to protect Canadians.

Based on all the information collected to date – epidemiological, microbiological and food safety – the following cases of illness are linked to the specific strain of E. coli O157 observed in the XL Foods Inc., food safety investigation.

Province / Territory Total confirmed cases
* One case is a visitor to Canada.
  Alberta 7
  Newfoundland and Labrador 1
  Quebec 6
  British Columbia 3*
  Total 17

More information about products that have been recalledExternal Link and how that aspect of the investigation has unfolded, including the temporary closure of Establishment 38, is available on the CFIA websiteExternal Link.

E. coli O157 foodborne illnesses are not uncommon in Canada and no unusual increases in the number of these illnesses have been detected nationally.

What you should do

Most strains of E. coli are harmless; however, some strains, such as E. coli O157:H7, can make people sick, causing severe stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting. Serious complications of an E. coli O157:H7 infection can include kidney failure.

If you think you are sick with an E. coli O157:H7 infection, consult a healthcare professional.

Symptoms of an E. coli O157:H7 infection

Like other foodborne illnesses, the symptoms of E. coli infection mainly involve the gut. Symptoms may vary from person to person; however, they often include:

  • severe stomach cramps;
  • diarrhea (often watery and may develop into bloody);
  • vomiting; and
  • fever (generally not very high – usually less than 38.5˚C/101˚F).

Symptoms usually last five to seven days.

Around 5 to 10 per cent of those who get sick from E. coli O157:H7 overall and about 15 per cent of young children and the elderly develop hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which can be fatal. Symptoms of HUS vary. Some people have seizures or strokes and some need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis. Others live with side effects such as permanent kidney damage.

Who is most at risk?

Infections can occur among people of all ages, however symptoms are likely to be more severe among the very young and the elderly.  Pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems are also at high risk of developing serious complications.

How to protect yourself

Proper hygiene and safe food handling and preparation practices are key to preventing the spread of all foodborne illnesses, including E. coli.

Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of foodborne illness.

Contaminated foods may look and smell normal. It is important to ensure that you thoroughly cook foods to destroy bacteria. Recalled productsExternal Link, however, should not be consumed and should be thrown away.

 

Quebec veal processor’s licence suspended

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency suspended the licence ofÉcolait, a Quebec veal processing company, for three days this month.
News of the suspension came from a United States publication, Meatingplace, noting that the company lost its permission to export to the U.S.
Canadians may not have been informed because we, frankly, are left to take our chances as the company continues to distribute veal in Canada, but is banned at least temporarily from marketing in the U.S.
The CFIA suspended the licence on Oct. 15 and reinstated it on Oc. 18 when it judged that “certain hygiene requirements” that were not being met have been rectified.
Meatingplace reports that CFIA spokesperson Lisa Gauthier assured it that “there were no food safety risks associated with this situation.” Really? I find that difficult to believe.
The company is located at Saint-Hyacinthe, a major agricultural centre northeast of Montreal.
“Because [the facility] normally ships product to the United States, the CFIA informed U.S. authorities of the license suspension,” Gauthier said in a statement e-mailed to Meatingplace.
“Subsequently, the company was removed from the list of companies eligible to export to the U.S.”
Licence suspensions are rare and the CFIA normally applies them as a last resort and when public safety is at significant risk.
 There were licence suspensions for Maple Leaf Foods Inc. when it couldn’t track down the source of Lysteria monocytogenes at its Barton Road plant in Toronto, and there is one now on the XL Foods Inc. plant at Brooks, Alta.
Meanwhile, the beef recall at XL is mounting to hundreds of tonnes of more than 1,800 products from across North America and 10 other nations.
It’s mostly frozen and is being hauled to the local dump where it’s being buried under CFIA supervision
.
JBS USA managers are scheduled to meet soon with the XL union leaders to outline when it expects operations to resume and what it will expect from employees.
The company owners, the Nilsson family, gave up on managing the crisis that ensued when E. coli 0157:H7 was identified in its beef products, and called in JBS USA to manage the plant. The deal includes an option to purchase the facility, two packing plants in the United States and a large beef feedlot for $100 million.
Some say the assets are worth between $200 and $300 million and are a good fit for JBS which will be able to slaughter and export from either U.S. or Canadian packing plants.
Class-action lawsuits have been started by several legal firms. So far 16 people’s illnesses have been definitely linked to E. coli 0157:H7 in XL beef products. The CFIA says this strain of the toxin-producing E. coli is distinctive.
Courtesy of Agri007

Latest Items Added to the XL Foods Recall

Various BEEF Products May Contain E. coli O157:H7 Bacteria

CFIA investigation into XL Foods (E. coli O157:H7)
Main page | Related Alerts | List of Recalled Products | Questions and Answers

OTTAWA, October 20, 2012 – The public warning issued on October 12, 2012 has been updated to include additional 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 beef products described below because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The affected products are associated with the same XL Foods manufacturing dates of August 24, 27, 28, 29 and September 5, 2012, as the previously recalled ground beef products. The trace out from XL to secondary and tertiary distributors, manufacturers and retailers could result in a large number of affected products over a wide range of codes and dates.

This recall also includes unlabelled and/or unbranded beef products 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 beef products in their homes to check with the store(s) where the products were purchased or throw them out.

The following beef products, made from beef voluntarily recalled by XL Foods (Est. 38), are affected by this alert:

Brand Product Size UPC Codes / Dates Distribution
Sold from Real Canadian Superstore and Extra Foods Top Sirloin Steak Fast Fry Variable weight Begins with 216026 Best Before dates from Sept.6 to Oct. 2, 2012 ABBCMB,NTONSK,YT
Hallé Services Alimentaires Boneless Beef Tenderloin Steak 2.64 kg Ends with 339 EST 479
12SE21
QC
Sold from Les Viandes P.P. HalléLtée Boneless Beef Tenderloin Variable weight None EST 38
Sold on Sept. 19 and 27, 2012
QC
Hallé Services Alimentaires Beef 0/1 Strip Loin 2.60 kg Ends with 032 EST 479
12SE14
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. As 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).

16 E. Coli Cases Linked to XL Foods Beef

Food Safety News ( foodsafetynews.com )

Canadian public health officials announced this week that 16 E. coli cases from 4 provinces have been traced to the consumption of beef produced by XL Foods.  A Quebec resident who became ill with An E. coli infection is the latest to be counted.

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, E. coli cases associated with the consumption of XL Foods have been reported in Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec and British Columbia.  One of the cases reported in British Columbia was a visitor, not a Canadian citizen.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) also announced that tests conducted on carcasses from the XL Foods plant returned negative for E. coli and that the agency was reviewing its observations of deboning and cutting activities, E. coli controls, meat hygiene, sampling techniques, and overall sanitation in the plant.    CFIA also announced that it had learned there will be a change in management at XL Foods Establishment 38.

To address public concerns regarding inspection at the XL Foods plant, the agency stated:  “The CFIA would like to remind everyone that the plant will not be allowed to reopen unless the Agency is confident that food safety controls are being implemented effectively and consistently. When the plant is allowed to reopen, it will resume normal operations under enhanced CFIA oversight, which will continue for as long as the CFIA deems necessary.”

XL Foods recalled nearly a million pounds of beef products from its Establishment 38 in September.  Some of that ground beef was shipped to the U.S.