Beef recall expanded for fifth time, more than 200 products affected in total
Published Saturday, September 22, 2012 11:12AM MDT
Last Updated Saturday, September 22, 2012 12:17PM MDT
A nation-wide beef recall was expanded for the fifth time Saturday and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the total number of affected products from an Edmonton manufacturer is now over 200.
The products – by Edmonton manufacturer XL Foods - are being recalled because they may be contaminated with E. coli.
The recall includes unlabelled and/or unbranded ground beef products that were sold from August 24 to September 16 at larger retail stores along with smaller, local meat markets or butcher shops.
The products were sold in stores across Canada.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is advising consumers who aren’t sure if they have affected ground beef products, to check with the stores they purchased the product from – or throw it out.
The products are being voluntarily recalled by XL Foods Inc. and various retailers, processors and distributers.
Call 1-800-442-2342 for more information about the recall.
Eating food that is contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses. Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. Some people may have seizures and strokes.
While the CFIA says there have been no reported illnesses associated with eating any of the recalled products, a Calgary family said earlier this week that their four-year-old daughter became sick due to contaminated beef patties.