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

Recall / advisory date:
September 28, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - E. coli O157
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Concord Premium Meats Ltd., Federated Co-Operatives Ltd., Metro Ontario Inc., Walmart Canada Corp.
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
7477, 7508, 7725, 7938

Advisory details

CFIA investigation into XL Foods (E. coli O157:H7)
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Ottawa, September 28, 2012 - The CFIA is warning the public, distributors and food service establishments not to consume, sell, or serve the beef products described below because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The affected products are associated with the same XL Foods manufacturing dates of August 24, 27, 28, 29 and September 5, 2012, as the previously recalled ground beef products. The trace out from XL to secondary and tertiary distributors, manufacturers and retailers could result in a large number of affected products over a wide range of codes and dates.

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

BrandProductSizeUPCCodes / DatesDistribution
CO-OP All fresh beef products Various Various Packed On dates between 2012SE03 and 2012SE28
or Best Before dates between 2012SE03 and 2012OC03
AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT
Sold at Metro and Food Basics All raw beef and raw beef-containing products sold from clerk-service or self-service counters Various Various Purchase dates up to and including September 28, 2012 Ontario
Sold at Marché Richelieu, Marchés AMI, Metro, Metro F, Metro Plus, Metro Plus F and Super C Beef blade eye boneless Various Various Purchase dates between August 27 and September 28, 2012 Quebec
Sold at Marché Richelieu, Marchés AMI, Metro, Metro F, Metro Plus, Metro Plus F and Super C All cuts of beef sold from clerk-service or self-service counters Various Various Purchase dates between September 10 and 28, 2012 Quebec
Steakhouse Angus Select Boneless Beef Angus Top Sirloin Steak Various 6 28915 00752 7 EST 532
Best Before / Freeze By
2012.OC.19
2012.OC.20
2012.OC.21
2012.OC.22
National
Walmart Beef Stir Fry Strips Various 60538876532 EST 93B
Best Before / Freeze By
2012SE22 and 2012SE25
Quebec
Walmart BF SIRLOIN TIP STEAK "BBQ" Various 60538876542 EST 93B
Best Before / Freeze By
2012SE22 and 2012SE25
Quebec
Walmart Beef inside round cube steak Various Starts with
220149
EST 93B
Best Before / Freeze By
2012SE22
Quebec
Walmart Beef inside french steak Various Starts with
220150
EST 93B
Best Before / Freeze By
2012SE22
Quebec
Walmart Beef inside french steak Various Starts with
220151
EST 93B
Best Before / Freeze By
2012SE22 and 2012SE25
Quebec
Walmart Beef inside french pepper Various Starts with
220152
EST 93B
Best Before / Freeze By
2012SE22 and 2012SE25
Quebec
Walmart Beef inside french pepper Various Starts with
220153
EST 93B
Best Before / Freeze By
2012SE22 and 2012SE25
Quebec
Walmart Beef inside round sandwich steak Various Starts with
220154
EST 93B
Best Before / Freeze By
2012SE22 and 2012SE25
Quebec
Walmart Beef inside round sandwich steak Various Starts with
220155
EST 93B
Best Before / Freeze By
2012SE22 and 2012SE25
Quebec
Walmart Beef sirloin tip fast fry steak Various Starts with
220159
EST 93B
Best Before / Freeze By
2012SE22 and 2012SE25
Quebec
Walmart Beef sirloin tip fast fry steak Various Starts with
220160
EST 93B
Best Before / Freeze By
2012SE22
Quebec
Walmart Beef inside round tournedos Various Starts with
220161
EST 93B
Best Before / Freeze By
2012SE22 and 2012SE25
Quebec
Walmart Beef inside round tournedos Various Starts with
220156
EST 93B
Best Before / Freeze By
2012SE25
Quebec
Walmart Beef inside round tournedos with pork fat Various Starts with
220157
EST 93B
Best Before / Freeze By
2012SE25
Quebec
Walmart Beef inside round tournedos with pork fat Various Starts with
220158
EST 93B
Best Before / Freeze By
2012SE25
Quebec
Walmart Beef inside round kabob cube Various Starts with
220163
EST 93B
Best Before / Freeze By
2012SE25
Quebec

The CFIA is advising consumers who are unsure if they have the affected beef in their home to check with the store(s) where the product was purchased or throw it out.

Public Health Authorities are investigating several illnesses.

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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