RECALL: Ground beef may be contaminated with E. coli (UPDATED)

Certain brands of XL Foods ground beef may be contaminated with E. coli.

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UPDATE: Loblaws “banner” grocery stores are not involved in the recall. Some corporate and franchised stores of Loblaws Companies Limited are. Again, please see HERE for complete list.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued the recall of ground beef products (including burgers, meatballs, etc.) manufactured by Alberta’s XL Foods company (Est. 38) because the products may be contaminated with E. coli.

Here are some of the affected brands (Note: Not all stores are affected; it varies among the provinces)
Calahoo Meats
Kirkland Signature
Safeway
Ground beef from certain Sobeys, none (Walmart), No Frills, Safeway, Giant Tiger, Reddi Food solutions, Foodland, Metro and other stores, throughout Canada.
For the full list of recalled products, affected stores and provinces, visit the CFIA alert here: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2012/20120917be.shtml.

Dates:
Sobeys products: Best before or packaged Aug. 27 to Sept. 17.
Foodland: Sept. 2 to Sept. 17.
Metro: Sept. 17 to Sept. 20.

If you are not sure about the safety of meat products in your home (frozen or otherwise), please contact the store at which you purchased it.

For more information, call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 or visit their website.