Health Hazard Alert – Ground Beef

EXPANDED HEALTH HAZARD ALERT

Various GROUND BEEF Products May Contain E. coliO157:H7 Bacteria

E. coli in Various Ground Beef Products
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OTTAWA, September 17, 2012 – The public warning issued on September 16, 2012 has been expanded to include additional ground beef products. Previously identified products included in this recall can be found on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website at www.inspection.gc.ca/recalls.

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

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

Brand Product Size UPC Codes / Dates Distribution
Prepared for Loblaws Inc. Regular Ground Beef Variable Weight Starts with
210658
Est 700
2241 up to and including 2257
AB, BC, MB, SK, ON
Prepared for Loblaws Inc. Regular Ground Beef Club Pack Variable Weight Starts with
210659
Est 700
2241 up to and including 2257
Prepared for Loblaws Inc. Lean Ground Beef Variable Weight Starts with
213028
Est 700
2241 up to and including 2257
Prepared for Loblaws Inc. Lean Ground Beef Club Pack Variable Weight Starts with
213027
Est 700
2241 up to and including 2257
Prepared for Loblaws Inc. Extra Lean Ground Beef Variable Weight Starts with
213029
Est 700
2241 up to and including 2257
Prepared for Loblaws Inc. Extra Lean Ground Beef Club Pack Variable Weight Starts with
214322
Est 700
2241 up to and including 2257
Prepared for Loblaws Inc. Lean Ground Sirloin Variable Weight Starts with
219700
Est 700
2241 up to and including 2257
Prepared for Loblaws Inc. Pork and Beef Sausage Variable Weight Starts with
283878
Est 700
2241 up to and including 2257
Prepared for Loblaws Inc. Pork and Beef Sausage Club Pack Variable Weight Starts with
281524
Est 700
2241 up to and including 2257
Prepared for Loblaws Inc. Beef Sausage Club Pack Variable Weight Starts with
281522
Est 700
2241 up to and including 2257
Sobeys Lean Ground Beef Various Starts with 211665 Best Before dates between 12.SE.02 to 12.SE.17
Sobeys Lean Ground Beef Various Starts with 212516 Best Before dates between 12.SE.02 to 12.SE.17
Sobeys Extra Lean Ground Beef Various Starts with 211671 Best Before dates between 12.SE.02 to 12.SE.17
Sobeys SCS Medium Ground Beef Various Starts with 211844 Best Before dates between
12 SE 02 to 12 SE 17
Sobeys Lean Ground Beef SCS IRA Various Starts with 231894 Best Before dates between
12 SE 02 to 12 SE 17
Sobeys SCS X-Tra Lean Ground Beef Various Starts with 281130 Best Before dates between
12 SE 02 to 12 SE 17
Sobeys Medium Ground Beef VP Various Starts with 211660 Best Before dates between
12 SE 02 to 12 SE 17
Sobeys Lean Ground Beef VP Various Starts with 211666 Best Before dates between
12 SE 02 to 12 SE 17
Sobeys Extra Lean Ground Beef VP Various Starts with 211672 Best Before dates between
12 SE 02 to 12 SE 17
Sobeys Homestyle Meatloaf Various Starts with 275276 Sell By dates between
Sep 02, 12 to Sep 17, 12
Foodland Medium Ground Beef Various Starts with 211705 Best Before dates between 2012SE02 to 2012SE17
Foodland Lean Ground Beef Various Starts with 211665 Best Before dates between 2012SE02 to 2012SE17
Foodland Lean Ground Beef Various Starts with 212516 Best Before dates between 2012SE02 to 2012SE17
Foodland Extra Lean Ground Beef Various Starts with 211671 Best Before dates between 2012SE02 to 2012SE17
Foodland Medium Ground Beef VP Various Starts with 281157 Best Before dates between 2012SE02 to 2012SE17
Foodland Lean Ground Beef VP Various Starts with 281153 Best Before dates between 2012SE02 to 2012SE17
Foodland Extra Lean Ground Beef VP Various Starts with 281161 Best Before dates between 2012SE02 to 2012SE17
Foodland Store Made Meatloaf Various Starts with 222672 Best Before dates between 2012SE02 to 2012SE17
Foodland Various other store-made products containing ground beef (such as other meatloaves, meat balls) Various Various Various coding formats for dates between September 02-17, 2012 (e.g. Best Before 2012SE02)
Sobeys/IGA Frozen Regular Ground Beef.  3x1lb tubes. 3 x 1 lb Starts with 231910 Packed On dates between 2012AU27 to 2012SE16 BC, AB, SK, MB, and certain stores in ON
Sobeys/IGA Regular Ground Beef Value Pack 2.2 kg Starts with 211655 Packed On dates between 2012AU27 to 2012SE16
Sobeys/IGA Regular Ground Beef 10lb Fine Grind Tube 10 lb Starts with 211703 Packed On dates between 2012AU27 to 2012SE16
Sobeys/IGA Regular Ground Beef Between 400-500 g Starts with 212475 Packed On dates between 2012AU27 to 2012SE16
Metro Fresh Homestyle Meatloaf Various Starts with 220673 Best Before dates between SE19 and SE20 ON
Metro Homestyle Meatballs Various Starts with 220682 Best Before dates between SE19 and SE20
Metro Seas. Beef Burger Various Starts with 220913 Best Before dates between SE20 and SE21
Metro Lean Ground Beef Various Starts with 211410 Best Before dates between SE17 and SE18

Consumers who are unsure if they have affected products are advised to check with the store(s) where they were purchased.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

This voluntary recall is part of an ongoing food safety investigation. The CFIA is working with the recalling firms and distributors to identify and verify all affected products.  If additional affected products are confirmed, this table will be updated on the CFIAwebsite. To stay informed of product updates throughout the investigation, consumers are also encouraged to subscribe to CFIA food recalls and allergy alerts at 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: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

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CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

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  1. warning friends… watch your meat purchases at these locations… EXPANDED HEALTH HAZARD ALERT
    Various GROUND BEEF Products May Contain E. coliO157:H7 Bacteria