NATIONAL Recall - E. coli - Various GROUND BEEF Products May Contain E. coli

NATIONAL Recall – E. coli – Various GROUND BEEF Products May Contain E. coli

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (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
Calahoo Meats 4/1 B.B. Burgers 4.54 kg Item 0200525 Lot 2244 Alberta
Kirkland Signature Lean ground beef 15% fat or less Various Starts with 2 21927 Pack On Dates between 12AU30 and 12SE15 National
Kirkland Signature Lean ground beef patties / 15% fat or less Various Starts with 2 52733 Pack On Dates between 12AU30 and 12SE15 National
Kirkland Signature Ground beef tube 86% lean full case / Manual weight Various Starts with 2 97420 Pack On Dates between 12AU30 and 12SE15 National
Safeway Ground Beef Regular Various Starts with 201637 EST 573
Best Before or Freeze By dates between 12SE09 and 12SE23
Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Safeway Ground Beef Lean Various Starts with 201670 EST 573
Best Before or Freeze By dates between 12SE09 and 12SE23
Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Safeway Ground Beef Lean Large Pack Various Starts with 201654 EST 573
Best Before or Freeze By dates between 12SE09 and 12SE23
Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Safeway Lean Ground Beef Patties Fresh Various Starts with 201650 EST 573
Best Before or Freeze By dates between 12SE09 and 12SE23
Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Safeway Medium Ground Beef Chuck Various Starts with 201730 EST 573
Best Before or Freeze By dates between 12SE09 and 12SE23
Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Safeway Ground Beef Extra Lean Various Starts with 201681 EST 573
Best Before or Freeze By dates between 12SE09 and 12SE23
Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Safeway Ground Beef Extra Lean Large Pack Various Starts with 201661 EST 573
Best Before or Freeze By dates between 12SE09 and 12SE23
Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Safeway MS Lean Ground Beef Patties Sundried Tomato & Asiago Cheese Various Starts with 209544 Best Before dates between 12AU29 and 12SE19 Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Safeway MS Lean Beef Patties Cheddar Cheese Various Starts with 209553 Best Before dates between 12AU29 and 12SE19 Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Safeway MS Lean Ground Beef Meatloaf Various Starts with 209289 Best Before dates between 12AU29 and 12SE19 Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Safeway MS Lean Ground Beef Sliders Various Starts with 209893 Best Before dates between 12AU29 and 12SE19 Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Safeway MS Meatballs – Made from lean ground beef and pork Various Starts with 209241 Best Before dates between 12AU29 and 12SE19 Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Safeway MS Beef Lean Ground Stuffed Peppers Various Starts with 209628 Best Before dates between 12AU29 and 12SE19 Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Safeway MS Ground Sirloin Patties Various Starts with 201674 Best Before dates between 12AU29 and 12SE19 Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Safeway Lean Ground Beef Various Starts with 221643 Best Before dates between 12AU29 and 12SE19 Alberta, British Columbia
Safeway Extra Lean Ground Beef Various Starts with 221670 Best Before dates between 12AU29 and 12SE19 Alberta, British Columbia
Safeway Regular Ground Beef Various Starts with 221634 Best Before dates between 12AU29 and 12SE19 Alberta, British Columbia
Safeway Ground Chuck Various Starts with 201637 Best Before dates between 12AU29 and 12SE19 Alberta, British Columbia
None Regular Ground Beef 454 g
1 lb
0 27182 04350 2 EST 128
Sep/17/12
Sep/18/12
Sep/20/12
Walmart stores in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan
None Medium Ground Beef 1.36 kg
3 lb
0 27182 04367 0 EST 128
Sep/18/12
Walmart stores in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan
None Lean Ground Beef 454 g
1 lb
0 27182 04373 1 EST 128
Sep/17/12
Sep/20/12
Walmart stores in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan
None Beef Bearpaw Burger 5oz 5.10 kg 6 26957 83655 6 EST 128
Pack Date
Sep 07, 2012
Alberta

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 theCFIA website. 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. coliO157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria my cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses. Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhoea. Some people may have seizures or strokes and some may need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis. Others may live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

The manufacturer, XL Foods Inc., Edmonton, Alberta and various retailers, processors and distributors are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Steven Zussino

Steven Zussino is the co-founder of Grocery Alerts Canada. He loves to help Canadians save money on groceries. He also runs the blog, CanadianTravelHacking.com.

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