More beef products yanked from shelves as recall continues to expand

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Canada’s food safety watchdog is expanding the list of ground beef products potentially tainted with E. Coli.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a new list of products made with meat from Edmonton-based XL Foods.

The recalled products include pre-packaged meat loaf, meat balls and sausages, as well as other units of ground beef.

The latest expansion covers products carried at Metro, Safeway and Walmart stores in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

Earlier this week, the agency issued a list of recalled products that spanned the entire country and involved retail giants including Real Canadian Super Store, Giant Tiger and Sobeys.

The CFIA says no E. Coli cases have been reported in connection with the recall, but Alberta public health is currently investigating five infections that have not formally been linked to tainted beef.

 

Organizations: Canadian Food Inspection Agency, XL Foods, Metro inc. Safeway Walmart Real Canadian Super Store Giant Tiger Sobeys

Geographic location: Alberta, Canada, Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan British Columbia

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  • Shellie Brown-e
    September 22, 2012 - 09:26

    100 % Agree with BILL KAYS Comment ! Compared to the U.S.A, Canada is a pathetic joke when it comes to protecting it's Citizens against contaminated food products and unsafe medical procedures and medicines-pharmacuticals !

  • There are cases
    September 21, 2012 - 23:36

    "The CFIA says no E. Coli cases have been reported in connection with the recall` That`s funny. I had been quite sick this week, and then I saw the recall and found I had eaten the hamburger that was recalled. There is probably a connection. I called the CFIA to see if they wanted the packaging to test it, and they said no, I should throw it away and sanitize my kitchen.

  • Bill Kays
    September 21, 2012 - 16:58

    The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is a sham. It is only there to hassle the small farmer or fisher, while the big guys get exemptions to regulations that cripple the small guy. It also lulls the public into a false sense of well being because of this fact. The fact that they only test a very small amount of our food supply should be an indication that it is yet another powerful Canadian government agency that really accomplishes very little. They are there to ensure we are over regulated to the point of bankruptcy in many cases. Sure, they will tell you all about the wonderful job they are doing, but really, do you realize what they are not doing or not testing? They are a very expensive joke, another self propagating bureaucracy.