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

Recall / advisory date:
September 19, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - E. coli O157:H7
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Federated Co-Operatives Ltd., Loblaw Companies Limited, Sobeys Inc.
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
7438, 7619, 7889

Advisory details

CFIA investigation into XL Foods (E. coli O157:H7)
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Ottawa, September 19, 2012 - The public warning issued on September 18, 2012 has been expanded to include additional ground beef products because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

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 expanded recall also includes unlabelled and/or unbranded ground beef products available for sale from August 24 through September 16, 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:

BrandProductSizeUPCCodes / DatesDistribution
Sobeys/IGA Frozen Lean Ground Beef
3x1 lb tubes
3x1 lb Starts with 221818 Packed On dates between 2012AU27 to 2012SE18 Certain stores in AB, MB, and SK
Sobeys/IGA Lean Ground Beef Value Pack Various Starts with 271044 Packed On dates between 2012AU27 to 2012SE18 Certain stores in AB, MB, and SK
Sobeys/IGA Lean Ground Beef 10lb Fine Grind Tube 10 lb Starts with 211694 Packed On dates between 2012AU27 to 2012SE18 Certain stores in AB, MB, and SK
Sobeys/IGA Frozen Lean Ground Beef Tubes 10LB 10 lb Starts with 231876 Packed On dates between 2012AU27 to 2012SE18 Certain stores in AB, MB, and SK
Sobeys/IGA Lean Ground Beef Various Starts with 212479 Packed On dates between 2012AU27 to 2012SE18 Certain stores in AB, MB, and SK
Sobeys/IGA Fresh Lean 100% All Beef 1/4lb Patties, 680g 680 g Starts with 211695 Packed On dates between 2012AU27 to 2012SE18 Certain stores in AB, MB, and SK
Sobeys/IGA Fresh Jumbo Patties Lean Ground Beef Patties Various Starts with 211688 Packed On dates between 2012AU27 to 2012SE18 Certain stores in AB, MB, and SK
Sobeys/IGA Lean Ground Beef Patties Parmesan & Herb Various Starts with 241061 Packed On dates between 2012AU27 to 2012SE18 Certain stores in AB, MB, and SK
Sobeys/IGA Lean Ground Beef Patties Roasted Garlic Various Starts with 253176 Packed On dates between 2012AU27 to 2012SE18 Certain stores in AB, MB, and SK
Sobeys/IGA Fresh Meatloaf Patties Seasoned, Lean Ground Beef Various Starts with 271003 Packed On dates between 2012AU27 to 2012SE18 Certain stores in AB, MB, and SK
Sobeys/IGA Frozen Lean Ground Beef 6pk Patties
680g
680 g Starts with 211651 Packed On dates between 2012AU27 to 2012SE18 Certain stores in AB, MB, and SK
Sobeys/IGA Frozen Lean Ground Beef 12pk Patties, 1.32kg 1.32 kg Starts with 211280 Packed On dates between 2012AU27 to 2012SE18 Certain stores in AB, MB, and SK
Sobeys/IGA Fresh Lean Ground Beef Sliders 6x40g pk wt 240g 240 g Starts with 211448 Packed On dates between 2012AU27 to 2012SE18 Certain stores in AB, MB, and SK
Sobeys/IGA Fresh Lean Ground Beef Sliders 40g 40 g Starts with 231890 Packed On dates between 2012AU27 to 2012SE18 Certain stores in AB, MB, and SK
Sobeys/IGA Lean Ground Beef Seasoned Meatloaf 850g 850 g Starts with 211702 Packed On dates between 2012AU27 to 2012SE18 Certain stores in AB, MB, and SK
Sobeys/IGA Freezer Pack 1 25 lbs Starts with 211742 Packed On dates between 2012AU27 to 2012SE18 Certain stores in AB, MB, and SK
Sobeys/IGA Freezer Pack 2 25 lbs Starts with 211773 Packed On dates between 2012AU27 to 2012SE18 Certain stores in AB, MB, and SK
Sobeys/IGA Various other store-made products containing ground beef (such as other meatloaves, meat balls) Various Various Packed On dates between 2012AU27 to 2012SE18 Certain stores in AB, MB, and SK
Sold From Presto and Club Entrepot Lean Ground Beef Variable Weights Starts with 284914 EST 38
Best Before 09/18/12
09/27/12
QC
CO-OP Regular ground beef Variable weight Starts with 204101 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Regular ground beef Variable weight Starts with 204102 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Regular ground beef Variable weight Starts with 204103 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Lean ground beef from Canadian trim Variable weight Starts with 204107 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Lean ground beef from Canadian trim Variable weight Starts with 204108 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Lean ground beef from Canadian trim Variable weight Starts with 204109 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Extra Lean ground beef - Not more than 10% fat Variable weight Starts with 204110 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Extra Lean ground beef - Not more than 10% fat Variable weight Starts with 204111 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Extra Lean ground beef - Not more than 10% fat Variable weight Starts with 204112 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Lean ground beef chuck from Canadian trim Variable weight Starts with 204113 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Lean ground beef round from Canadian trim Variable weight Starts with 204116 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Fresh lean ground beef patties Variable weight Starts with 204125 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Fresh lean ground beef patties Variable weight Starts with 204126 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Lean ground beef Sirloin from Canadian trim Variable weight Starts with 204137 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Lean ground beef from Canadian market trim Variable weight Starts with 204149 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Lean ground beef from Canadian market trim Variable weight Starts with 204150 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Lean ground beef from Canadian market trim Variable weight Starts with 204151 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Extra lean ground beef patties - Frozen Variable weight Starts with 205850 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Lean ground beef patties frozen Variable weight Starts with 205851 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Regular ground beef patties - Frozen Variable weight Starts with 205852 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Medium ground beef patties - Frozen Variable weight Starts with 205853 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Extra lean ground beef burgers - Frozen Variable weight Starts with 205854 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Lean ground beef burger frozen Variable weight Starts with 205855 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Regular ground beef burger - Frozen Variable weight Starts with 205856 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Medium ground beef burger - Frozen Variable weight Starts with 205857 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Lean ground smokie beef & bacon burger Variable weight Starts with 205858 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Lean ground smokie beef & bacon burger case Variable weight Starts with 205859 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Lean ground homestyle beef burger Variable weight Starts with 205862 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Lean ground homestyle beef burger - Case Variable weight Starts with 205863 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Lean ground beef charburger Variable weight Starts with 205864 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Lean ground beef charburger - Case Variable weight Starts with 205865 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Lean ground beef patties - Frozen 18-110G patties Variable weight Starts with 205870 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Lean ground beef patties - Frozen 40-110G patties Variable weight Starts with 205871 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Lean souvlaki burgers - Pork and beef Variable weight Starts with 205876 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Lean souvlaki burgers - Pork and beef - Case Variable weight Starts with 205877 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Lean ground beef burger case Variable weight Starts with 205879 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Fresh lean ground beef burger - Montreal stk spice Variable weight Starts with 207700 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Fresh lean ground beef burger - Cracked peppercorn Variable weight Starts with 207702 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Fresh lean ground beef burger - Ched/Mushroom Variable weight Starts with 207706 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Lean ground beef stuffed with bell peppers Variable weight Starts with 207018 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Oven ready beef meatloaf Variable weight Starts with 207022 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Oven ready beef meatballs Variable weight Starts with 207025 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Oven ready beef Salisbury steak Variable weight Starts with 207027 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Fresh beef bratwurst Variable weight Starts with 209010 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Fresh beef bratwurst Variable weight Starts with 209011 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Fresh beef sausage reg. Variable weight Starts with 209040 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Fresh beef sausage f. p. Variable weight Starts with 209041 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Fresh pork & beef sausage reg. Variable weight Starts with 209043 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Fresh pork & beef sausage reg. f. p. Variable weight Starts with 209044 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Western beef sausage regular pack Variable weight Starts with 209049 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Western beef sausage family pack Variable weight Starts with 209050 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Fresh western beef sausage - BBQ style Variable weight Starts with 209058 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Pepperonis Variable weight Starts with 209113 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Extruded beef jerky Variable weight Starts with 209114 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Honey garlic pepperonis Variable weight Starts with 209126 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
CO-OP Hot pepperonis Variable weight Starts with 209127 Packed On dates between 2012AU29 and 2012SE17 AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT

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 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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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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