After the massive ground beef recall issued by XL Foods earlier this week (September 16, 2012), it was inevitable that there would be a massive expansion within days. Today, the CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) and XL Foods have expanded their initial recall to include several more products distributed to many popular grocery stores across Canada. The products are being recalled due to E. coli concerns.
The update now includes countless products distributed to and sold by the following stores: Sobeys, Foodland, Metro, Super C and Entrepot de Viandes. The products were sold in the following provinces (see list below for specific provinces associated with each store/product): BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Newfoundland.
It’s important that you view the entire product list below. Other stores who sold the potentially contaminated products include Extra Foods, No Frills, Real Canadian Wholesale Club, Shop Easy, SuperValu, Superstore and Westfair.
All of the codes / codes can also be viewed below.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the recall to date.
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).
Symptoms of E. Coli include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. In severe cases, individuals may suffer from seizures or strokes. In even more severe cases, people may die.
Here is your complete list of products recalled today. To view a list of products recalled earlier this week, click here.
*** UPDATE: The affected products were not sold at Loblaws stores. Their public relations team contacted Foodbeat with the following message:
“We wanted to make you aware that Loblaws grocery stores are not involved in the recent recall of select fresh ground beef and sausage products issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Unfortunately, the issued health alert is unclear. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and assure you that we are working with the CFIA to clarify the alert. If customers have concerns or questions, they are encouraged to contact our customer relations team at 1-866-999-9890.”
Official Press Release: CFIA