Beef Recall Expands as E. Coli Concerns Rise

Angela Ayles
by Angela Ayles | December 14, 2012 @ 9:25 am | 0 

Yesterday, The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Loblaws Companies announced they were recalling certain Butcher’s Choice beef burgers because they may be contaminated with E. coli 0157:H7. After the release was sent out, consumers immediately became concerned that Canada was about to face another monstrous beef recall like the one in the summer.

Today, concerns rise even higher as the CFIA and Loblaws has already issued an expansion of yesterday’s recall. Today, Loblaw Companies added Butcher’s Choice Hickory Barbecue Beef Burgers to the list. All of the product information associated with this recall can be found in the table below. To see a list of yesterday’s recalled burgers, click here.

All of the products affected in both recalls were distributed nationally. No list of distribution has been released but consumers are eager to know who makes the burgers that being recalled as that would indicate if other brands may also be affected. As many of you remember, the maker of the beef affected in this summer’s recall was XL Foods Inc of Alberta who produced beef products for many labels. So many different products/brands were affected because they were all made in the XL Foods facilities.

If the CFIA releases any information on the maker of the burgers, we’ll have all of the information here. Also, check back everyday as we’ll keep you updated on any additional products affected.

Consumers with questions or concerns regarding this recall can contact Loblaw Customer Relations at 1-800-296-2332 or customerservice@presidentschoice.ca. You can also 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).

Source: CFIA