Officials are warning Canadians to exercise extreme caution around any XL Foods beef products, even if they're not on the list of recalled products, which is expanding daily.
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As we've been reporting, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and several federal and provincial health officials are warning Canadians to stay away from various beef products manufactured or sold by XL Foods (Est. 38) due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Unfortunately, illnesses are now being reported.
Health authorities are now recommending that Canadians exercise caution when buying any beef product distributed by XL Foods, even if it's not on the list — because the recall list continues to grow daily. Talk to your retailer.
Please visit Canadian Food Inspection Agency here for the most detailed, up-to-date information. And check out our previous post on the recall for meat safety tips and resources.
In the meantime, CFIA has suspended Est. 38's license to operate. All the plant's products have been seized until all the E. coli testing has been completed.
We will continue to keep you posted.