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This archive of previously issued food recalls and allergy alerts is provided for reference and research purposes.

Users should note that the products listed in the archive have been subject to removal from the marketplace or appropriate corrective action. Food recalls or allergy alerts are not an indication of the food safety status of products produced at a later date.

Food Recall Warning - Ground meats and meat products sold at IGA in Port McNeill, British Columbia may be unsafe due to metal shavings

From: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Recall date:
October 17, 2016
Reason for recall:
Extraneous Material
Hazard classification:
Class 3
Company / Firm:
IGA Port McNeill
British Columbia
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Recall details

Ottawa, October 17, 2016 - IGA Port McNeill is recalling the meats and meat products described below due to the possible presence of metal shavings. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold at the IGA located at 1705 Campbell Way, Port McNeill, British Colombia.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size UPC Code(s) on Product
IGA Extra Lean Ground Beef Variable Starting with 200117 Best Before
Oct. 16, 16 and Oct. 17, 16
IGA Lean Ground Beef Variable Starting with 200089 Best Before
Oct. 16, 16 and Oct. 17, 16
IGA Family Pack Lean Grnd Beef Variable Starting with 200115 Best Before
Oct. 16, 16 and Oct. 17, 16
IGA Lean Ground Pork Variable Starting with 200091 Best Before
Oct. 16, 16 and Oct. 17, 16
IGA Seasoned Meatballs Variable Starting with 200727 Best Before
Oct. 16, 16 and Oct. 17, 16

What you should do

Check to see if you have the recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.


This warning was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of these or other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.


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

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