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Notification - Certain Establishment 38 brand beef products may contain E. coli

Recall / advisory date:
September 20, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - E. coli O157
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
XL Foods Inc.
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan
Extent of the distribution:
Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional
Reference number:
7450

Advisory details

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Reason for Recall
EST. 38 EXTRA LEAN GROUND BEEF - FINE GROUND Various Product Code W0671BH for: Production Date Sept. 8, 2012 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
EST. 38 LEAN GROUND BEEF - FINE GROUND Various Product Code W0651BHV for: Production Date Sept. 8, 2012 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
EST. 38 LEAN GROUND BEEF - FINE GROUND 84/16 Various Product Code W0641BHV for: Production Date Sept. 8, 2012 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
EST. 38 FINE GROUND BEEF - 80/20 Various Product Code W0231LHI for: Production Date Sept. 8, 2012 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
EST. 38 CR FINE GROUND BEEF - 73/27 Various Product Code W0211VWI for: Production Date Sept. 8, 2012 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
EST. 38 CR FINE GROUND BEEF - 85/15 Various Product Code W0251VWI for: Production Date Sept. 8, 2012 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157

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.

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