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

Recall / advisory date:
October 5, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - E. coli O157
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Les Viandes P.P. Hallé Ltée, 49th Parallel Grocery, Buy Low Foods Ltd., Fairway Holdings Ltd., Freson Bros., Lavergne Western Beef Inc., Loblaw Companies Limited, Premium Sausage, Quality Foods, Reddi Food Solutions Inc., Reg's Homestyle Meats and Deli, T&T Supermarket Inc.
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
7484, 7574, 7714, 7730, 7752, 7767, 7799, 7801, 7804, 7822, 7883, 7923

Advisory details

CFIA investigation into XL Foods (E. coli O157:H7)
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Ottawa, October 5, 2012 - The public warning issued on October 3, 2012 has been updated to include additional products. Previously identified products included in this recall can be found on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website at www.inspection.gc.ca/recalls.

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.

This recall also includes unlabelled and/or unbranded beef products 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 beef products in their homes to check with the store(s) where the products were purchased or throw them out.

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

BrandProductSizeUPCCodes / DatesDistribution
Prepared for Reddi Food Solutions Inc., Leduc, AB (EST442) PLU 309
Smoky Sweet BBQ Marinade with Beef Bottom Blade (Petit Tender)
Approx.
454 g
Starts with 207100 Best Before
27SE12
30SE12
02OC12
04OC12
07OC12
09OC12
11OC12
14OC12
AB
Prepared for Reddi Food Solutions Inc., Leduc, AB (EST 442) PLU 312
Three Peppercorn Steak Marinade with Beef Bottom Blade (Petit Tender)
Approx.
430 g
Starts with 207101 Best Before
27SE12
30SE12
02OC12
04OC12
07OC12
09OC12
11OC12
14OC12
AB
Prepared for Reddi Food Solutions Inc., Leduc, AB (EST442) PLU 317
Beef Bottom Blade
(Petit Tender)
Approx.
350 g
Starts with 204580 Best Before
27SE12
30SE12
02OC12
04OC12
07OC12
09OC12
11OC12
14OC12
AB
Sold from
Les viandes P.P. Hallé Ltée
253504
Medium Ground beef
24 x 110g  (2.64 kg) (01)90057515253547 (11)120913(30)0024 (3103)002640(21)210
and
(01)90057515253547 (11)120914(30)0024 (3103)002640(21)215
EST 479
12SE13 and
12SE14
QC
Lavergne Western Beef Inc. Lean Ground Beef
Variable Variable PROD. DATE: From SE 17 to
SE 22
Navan, ON
Lavergne Western Beef Inc. Bottom Round Roast Variable Variable PROD. DATE: From SE 17 to
SE 22
Navan, ON
Lavergne Western Beef Inc. Top Round Roast (Inside Round) Variable Variable PROD. DATE: From SE 17 to
SE 22
Navan, ON
Lavergne Western Beef Inc. Beef Stew Variable Variable PROD. DATE: From SE 17 to
SE 22
Navan, ON
Lavergne Western Beef Inc. Sirloin Tip Roast
Variable Variable PROD. DATE: From SE 17 to
SE 22
Navan, ON
Lavergne Western Beef Inc. Eye of Round  (roast) Variable Variable PROD. DATE: From SE 17 to
SE 22
Navan, ON
Lavergne Western Beef Inc. Beef Bones Variable Variable PROD. DATE: From SE 17 to
SE 22
Navan, ON
Sold at
Buy-Low Foods and Nesters Market
Beef Tenderloin Steak Variable Starts with 202202 Packed on
AU 27 to SE 28
BC, AB
Sold at
Buy-Low Foods and Nesters Market
Beef Brisket Point Roast Boneless Variable Starts with 202370 Packed on
AU 27 to SE 28
BC, AB
Sold at
Buy-Low Foods and Nesters Market
Beef Oxtail Variable Starts with 202396 Packed on
AU 27 to SE 28
BC, AB
49TH Parallel Grocery OUR OWN SUNDRIED TOMATO SSAGES Various Starts with 205077 Best Before dates from 12.SE 22
to
12.SE 30
BC - certain stores
49TH Parallel Grocery OUR OWN B'FAST BACON SSAGES Various Starts with 255061 Best Before dates from 12.SE 22
to
12.SE 30
BC - certain stores
49TH Parallel Grocery OUR OWN BRATWURST SAUSAGES Various Starts with 205067 Best Before dates from 12.SE 22
to
12.SE 30
BC - certain stores
49TH Parallel Grocery LEAN GROUND BEEF Various Starts with 201002 Best Before dates from
SE 9 12
to
SE 28 12
BC - certain stores
49TH Parallel Grocery LEAN GROUND BEEF VALUE PACK Various Starts with 211002 Best Before dates from
SE 9 12
to
SE 28 12
BC - certain stores
49TH Parallel Grocery LEAN GROUND BEEF WAREHOUSE PACK Various Starts with 211002 Best Before dates from
SE 9 12
to
SE 28 12
BC - certain stores
49TH Parallel Grocery BEEF LEAN GROUND PATTIES Various Starts with 201068 or 211068 Best Before dates from
SE 9 12
to
SE 18 12
BC - certain stores
Fairway Markets BEEF BONELESS OUTSIDE ROUND OVEN ROAST Various Starts with 200138 Best Before dates from Sept 09, 12 to
Oct 01, 12
BC - certain stores only
Fairway Markets BONELESS OUTSIDE ROUND MARINATING STEAK Various Starts with 200113 Best Before dates from Sept 09, 12 to
Oct 01, 12
BC - certain stores only
Fairway Markets F.P.B/L OUTSIDE ROUND MARINATING STEAK Various Starts with 205113 Best Before dates from Sept 09, 12 to
Oct 01, 12
BC - certain stores only
Fairway Markets BONELESS EYE OF ROUND OVEN ROAST Various Starts with 200148 Best Before dates from Sept 09, 12 to
Oct 01, 12
BC - certain stores only
Fairway Markets BONELESS EYE OF ROUND MARINATING STEAK Various Starts with 200127 Best Before dates from Sept 09, 12 to
Oct 01, 12
BC - certain stores only
Fairway Markets F.P. BLESS EYE OF ROUND MARINATING STEAK Various Starts with 205127 Best Before dates from Sept 09, 12 to
Oct 01, 12
BC - certain stores only
Fairway Markets QUARTER POUND BEEF PATTIES Various Starts with 200099 Best Before dates from
SE 12, 12
to
SE 17, 12
Certain stores in Victoria, BC
Fairway Markets QUARTER POUND BEEF PATTIES Various Starts with 205099 Best Before
12. 9.20
Certain stores in Victoria, BC
Freson Bros. BEEF OXTAIL Various Starts with 220609 SE.03.12 -
SE.13.12
AB - certain stores only
Reg's Homestyle Meats And Deli REG'S BEEF ROAST (SPICED AND WRAPPED) Variable None Packed on dates from September 17 to 22 and from September 24 to 28 Medicine Hat, AB
Quality Foods Prime Rib Oven Roasts Various Starts with 21010  Best Before Dates from September 9 to October 2 BC
Quality Foods Rib Steaks small pack Various Starts with
21013
Best Before Dates from September 9 to October 2 BC
Quality Foods Rib Steaks
family pack
Various Starts with
31013
Best Before Dates from September 9 to October 2 BC
Quality Foods Rib Eye Steaks 
small pack
Various Starts with
21027 
Best Before Dates from September 9 to October 2 BC
Quality Foods Rib Eye Steaks 
family pack
Various Starts with
31027 
Best Before Dates from September 9 to October 2 BC
Quality Foods Outside Round Oven Roasts singles Various Starts with
21200
Best Before Dates from September 9 to October 2 BC
Quality Foods Outside Round Oven Roasts
family pack
Various Starts with
31200
Best Before Dates from September 9 to October 2 BC
Quality Foods Outside Round Oven Roasts
rotisserie roast
Various Starts with
21204
Best Before Dates from September 9 to October 2 BC
Quality Foods Outside Round 
marinating Steaks small pack
Various Starts with
21202
Best Before Dates from September 9 to October 2 BC
Quality Foods Outside Round 
marinating Steaks family pack
Various Starts with
31202
Best Before Dates from September 9 to October 2 BC
Quality Foods Extra Lean Ground Round
small pack
Various Starts with
21615
Best Before Dates from September 6 to 30 BC
Quality Foods Extra Lean Ground Round
family pack 
Various Starts with
31615
Best Before Dates from September 6 to 30 BC
Quality Foods Canadian Eye of Round Oven Roasts Various Starts with 21254 Best Before Dates from September 9 to October 2 Certain stores on Vancouver Island, BC
Quality Foods Canadian Eye of Round steak small pack Various Starts with
21256  
Best Before Dates from September 9 to October 2 Certain stores on Vancouver Island, BC
Quality Foods Canadian Eye of Round Steaks
Family Pack
Various Starts with
31256
Best Before Dates from September 9 to October 2 Certain stores on Vancouver Island, BC
Quality Foods Eye of Round Fast Fry Steak Various Starts with
21258
Best Before Dates from September 9 to October 2 Certain stores on Vancouver Island, BC
Quality Foods Eye of Round Fast Fry Steak family pack Various Starts with
31258
Best Before Dates from September 9 to October 2 Certain stores on Vancouver Island, BC
Sold from
Real Atlantic Superstore,
Dominion,
Save Easy
BEEF GROUND XLEAN SC AAA Various Starts with 212696 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NS, NB, PE, NL
Sold from
Real Atlantic Superstore,
Dominion,
Save Easy
BEEF GROUND X/LEAN CP Various Starts with 217406 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NS, NB, PE, NL
Sold from
Real Atlantic Superstore,
Dominion,
Save Easy
BEEF GROUND X LEAN Various Starts with 200306 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NS, NB, PE, NL
Sold from
Real Atlantic Superstore,
Dominion,
Save Easy
EXTRA LEAN GROUND BEEF SC Various Starts with 214175 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NS, NB, PE, NL
Sold from
Real Atlantic Superstore,
Dominion,
Save Easy
BEEF GROUND LEAN SC Various Starts with 212695 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NS, NB, PE, NL
Sold from
Real Atlantic Superstore,
Dominion,
 Save Easy
BEEF GROUND LEAN CP Various Starts with 217402 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NS, NB, PE, NL
Sold from
Real Atlantic Superstore,
Dominion,
Save Easy
BEEF GROUND LEAN Various Starts with 200304 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NS, NB, PE, NL
Sold from
Real Atlantic Superstore,
Dominion,
Save Easy
BEEF LEAN GROUND PATTIES Various Starts with 212456 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NS, NB, PE, NL
Sold from
Real Atlantic Superstore,
Dominion,
Save Easy
BEEF PATTY LEAN GROUND SC Various Starts with 212165 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NS, NB, PE, NL
Sold from
Real Atlantic Superstore,
Dominion,
Save Easy
BEEF LEAN GROUND SC Various Starts with 214137 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NS, NB, PE, NL
Sold from
Real Atlantic Superstore,
Dominion,
Save Easy
PEPPERED BEEF LEAN GROUND PATTIES Various Starts with 216287 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NS, NB, PE, NL
Sold from Real Atlantic Superstore, Dominion, Save Easy BEEF GROUND MEDIUM CP Various Starts with 217403 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NS, NB, PE, NL
Sold from Real Atlantic Superstore, Dominion, Save Easy BEEF GROUND MEDIUM Various Starts with 200302 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NS, NB, PE, NL
Sold from Real Atlantic Superstore, Dominion, Save Easy EXTRA LEAN GROUND SIRLOIN SC Various Starts with 216954 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NS, NB, PE, NL
Sold from Real Atlantic Superstore, Dominion, Save Easy EXTRA LEAN GROUND SIRLOIN Various Starts with 271521 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NS, NB, PE, NL
Sold from Real Atlantic Superstore, Dominion, Save Easy EXTRA LEAN GROUND SIRLOIN CP Various Starts with 217407 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 NS, NB, PE, NL
Sold from Your Independent Grocer,
Valumart
BEEF GROUND X/LEAN CP Various Starts with 207306 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 ON
Sold from Your Independent Grocer,
Valumart
BEEF GROUND X LEAN Various Starts with 200306 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 ON
Sold from Your Independent Grocer,
Valumart
EXTRA LEAN GROUND BEEF SC Various Starts with 214175 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 ON
Sold from Your Independent Grocer,
Valumart
BEEF GROUND LEAN Various Starts with
200304
Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 ON
Sold from Your Independent Grocer,
Valumart
BEEF GROUND LEAN CP Various Starts with
200312
Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 ON
Sold from Your Independent Grocer,
Valumart
BEEF LEAN GROUND SC Various Starts with
214137
Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 ON
Sold from Your Independent Grocer,
Valumart
BEEF GROUND MEDIUM CP Various Starts with 200303 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 ON
Sold from Your Independent Grocer,
Valumart
BEEF GROUND MEDIUM Various Starts with 200302 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 ON
Sold from Provigo EXTRA LEAN GROUND BEEF Variable Starts with 213887 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 QC
Sold from Provigo EXTRA LEAN GROUND BEEF CP Variable Starts with 215093 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 QC
Sold from Provigo LEAN GROUND BEEF FRESH Variable Starts with 216044 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 QC
Sold from Provigo LEAN GROUND BEEF Variable Starts with 213886 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 QC
Sold from Provigo LEAN GROUND BEEF CP Variable Starts with 212670 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 30 QC
Sold from Provigo MEDIUM GROUND BEEF Variable Starts with 212603 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 QC
Sold from Provigo MEDIUM GROUND BEEF CP Variable Starts with 212598 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 QC
Sold from Provigo BEEF PORK VEAL MED GRND REG Variable Starts with 212622 Best Before Dates from September 3 to 29 QC
Sold from Your Independent Grocer C-PK REG GROUND BEEF Variable Starts with 280110 Best Before Dates from August 28 to September 29 SK, BC
Sold from Your Independent Grocer REGULAR GROUND BEEF Variable Starts with 280103 Best Before Dates from August 28 to September 29 SK, BC
Sold from Your Independent Grocer C-PK EXTRA LEAN GRD BEEF Variable Starts with 284807 Best Before Dates from August 28 to September 29 SK, BC
Sold from Your Independent Grocer EXTRA LEAN GROUND BEEF Variable Starts with 283936 Best Before Dates from August 28 to September 29 SK, BC
Sold from Your Independent Grocer LEAN GROUND BEEF Variable Starts with 280105 Best Before Dates from August 28 to September 29 SK, BC
Sold from Your Independent Grocer C-PK LEAN GROUND BEEF Variable Starts with 283460 Best Before Dates from August 28 to September 29 SK, BC
Sold at
T & T Supermarket
Beef Sirloin Tip Peeled Various 0 200222 804114 Sold up to and including September 29, 2012 Edmonton, AB
Sold at
T & T Supermarket
Beef Eye Round Steak Various 0 200249 604193 Sold up to and including September 29, 2012 Edmonton, AB
Sold at
T & T Supermarket
Beef Chuck Boneless Various 0 200240 004121 Sold up to and including September 29, 2012 Edmonton, AB
Sold at
T & T Supermarket
Beef Striploin (New York) Various 0 200225 404670 Sold up to and including September 29, 2012 Edmonton, AB
Sold at
T & T Supermarket
Beef Tenderloin (Whole) Various 0 200224 007292 Sold up to and including September 29, 2012 Edmonton, AB
Sold at
T & T Supermarket
Beef Top Inside Round Various 0 200233 803953 Sold up to and including September 29, 2012 Edmonton, AB
Sold at
T & T Supermarket
Beef Fresh Oxtail Various 2 00267 32944 3 Sold up to and including September 10, 2012 Edmonton, AB
Sold at
T & T Supermarket
Beef Liver Various 2 03265 00271 4 Sold up to and including September 10, 2012 Edmonton, AB
Sold from Premium Sausage Beef Sausage Various None Purchase dates from September 9 to 22, 2012 AB
Sold from Premium Sausage Pepperoni Various None Purchase dates from September 9 to 22, 2012 AB
Sold from Premium Sausage Beef Stick Various None Purchase dates from September 9 to 22, 2012 AB
Sold from Premium Sausage Beef Jerky Various None Purchase dates from September 9 to 22, 2012 AB
Sold from Premium Sausage Beef Ribeye Loin Various None Production dates:
Aug. 28 and
Aug. 29
AB
Sold from Premium Sausage Beef Tenderloin Filet Various None Production date: Aug. 24 AB

Walmart has been informed by their supplier of the following additions of affected codes and/or corrections (identified by an asterisk *) in respect of recalled products originally identified in earlier health hazard alerts:

BrandProductSizeUPCCodes / DatesDistribution
Walmart Beef Inside Round Tournedos Various Starts with
220163 *
EST 93B
Best Before / Freeze By:
2012 SE 25*
QC
Walmart Beef Inside Round Kabob Cube Various Starts with 220161 * EST 93B
Best Before / Freeze By:
2012 SE 22,*
2012 SE 25
QC
Walmart Beef Inside French Steak Various Starts with
220150
EST 93B
Best Before / Freeze By:
2012 SE 25*
QC
Walmart Beef Inside French Pepper Various Starts with
220152
EST 93B
Best Before / Freeze By:
2012 SE 25*
QC
Walmart Beef Inside Round Cube Steak Various Starts with
220149
EST 93B
Best Before / Freeze By:
2012 SE 22,
2012 SE 25*
QC

Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) has informed the CFIA of a correction to the UPC (identified by an asterisk *) of the following product, which had been identified in an earlier health hazard alert:

BrandProductSizeUPCCodes / DatesDistribution
Sold from Loblaw, Maxi, No Frills Beef Stir Fry Strips Various 21294400000 * EST 93B
11258 *
QC

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 have confirmed a number of illnesses linked to products from XL Foods Inc. or illnesses associated with the XL Foods Inc. food safety investigation. For more information, visit the Public Health Agency of Canada's website at www.phac.gc.ca

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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