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Health Hazard Alert - Various GROUND BEEF Products May Contain E. coli O157:H7 Bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
September 16, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - E. coli O157
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Canada Safeway Ltd., Costco Wholesale Canada Inc.
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
7442, 7445

Advisory details

CFIA investigation into XL Foods (E. coli O157:H7)
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Ottawa, September 16, 2012 - 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:

BrandProductSizeUPCCodes / DatesDistribution
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 Medium Ground Chuck* Various Starts with 201645* 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

*Correction

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

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

This voluntary recall is part of an ongoing food safety investigation. The CFIA is working with the recalling firms and distributors to identify and verify all affected products. If additional affected products are confirmed, this table will be updated on the 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 www.foodsafety.gc.ca.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria my cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses. Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhoea. Some people may have seizures or strokes and some may need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis. Others may live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

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

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on E. coli O157:H7, visit the Food Facts web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/ecolie.shtml

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

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More information

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 diarrhea. 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.

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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Media enquiries

XL Foods Inc. Media Relations
403-501-2596
mediainformation@xlfoods.com

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

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