Ground beef recall expanded

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N.L. Sobeys/Foodland stores included in list of stores

A ground beef recall that included some Kirkland Signature products at Costco nationally has been expanded to include additional beef products from Sobeys and Foodland supermarkets in Newfoundland.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public, distributors and food service establishments not to consume, sell or serve the ground beef products included in the recall because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

A new list of products, voluntarily recalled by XL Foods in Alberta, includes medium ground beef, medium ground beef VP and frozen beef patties at Sobeys/Foodland stores and Sobeys store-made meat loaf in Newfoundland and Labrador and the three other Atlantic provinces, with “packed on” dates between Aug. 27 and Sept. 16.

The recall also includes Sobeys, Foodland, IGA, Metro, and Safeway stores in other provinces and beef products prepared for corporate and franchised stores of Loblaw Companies Ltd. in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.

Click HERE for a full list of the recalled products.

The CFIA says there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products. This voluntary recall is part of an ongoing food safety investigation.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled. However, the CFIA cautions that consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria can cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses. Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. Some people may have seizures or strokes and some may need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis. Other people may have permanent kidney damage and, in severe cases of illness, people may die.

Ground beef products included in the latest Canadian Food Inspection Agency recall as listed on the CFIA website.

More information on this and other recalls can be found on the CFIA website at

Consumers and industry can also call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday.

Content in this story has been edited to clarify information contained in an earlier verion.

Organizations: Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Foodland, Sobeys Costco XL Foods Metro inc. Loblaws Safeway

Geographic location: Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Recent comments

  • Canadian Food Safety Alliance
    September 20, 2012 - 17:23

    Visit to show your support for a Canadian national cattle vaccine program that eliminates the shedding of E. coli O157.

  • Melissa
    September 19, 2012 - 06:43

    Do I get a refund ?

  • patty
    September 18, 2012 - 12:26

    how do i know if my hamburger is on the recall list, and where do i find the recal code number.