The Alberta beef recall 2012 that has sparked huge media attention in Canada and the US this month continues to expand each day. XL Foods has issued it’s latest recall of beef potentially contaminated with E. coli and are urging consumers not to consume the following products with manufacturing dates of August 24, 27, 28, 29 and September 5, 2012.
You can see the entire list of beef products recalled late yesterday on the CFIA Website.
The brands affected by the latest recall include The Kitchen Table, Brooks Meat Packers, Sold from Entrepot de Viandes, Sold at Co-op, ValuFoods and Village Mart, Sold from Real Canadian Superstore / Extra Foods / Real Canadian Wholesale Club, Sold at Dominion, Sold at Real Atlantic Superstore, Sold at Save Easy, Sold at Loblaws, Sold at Provigo, Sold at Your Independent Grocer and Sold at Zehrs.
The recall pretty much affects all provinces across Canada and have various UPC codes and sizes.
According to the CFIA, there have been four E. coli 0157 illnesses associated with the consumption of beef products originating from XL Foods.
Consumption of foods contaminated with E. coli will produce the following symptoms: 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.
Consumers with questions or concerns regarding the recall can contact 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).