RECALL: Major meat recall has been expanded

The XL Foods meat recall has been expanded to include additional cuts of meat.

Photo: badmanproduction/iStockphoto

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has expanded the XL Foods ground beef recall to additional cuts of meat (including whole muscle cuts) that may be contaminated with E. coli. They are advising Canadians to ask retailers about the safety of their meat prior to purchasing. And they are warning that raw meat products from such stores as Walmart, Metro, Food Basics, Marché Richelieu, Delectable, Prairie Meats, Costco Wholesale Canada and more are affected.

To see the full list of recalled products and read more on the recall, visit the CFIA website here.

If you have one of these products
Contact the store from which you purchased it or discard it.

It is being advised that consumers use extreme caution when purchasing beef at this time, until further notice by the CFIA. The CFIA is also reminding Canadians to cook their meat safely: Use a meat thermometer, and make sure the internal temperature of your beef reaches 71°C or 160°F, 63°C or 145°F for whole cuts, and 74°C or 165°F for leftovers. And know that freezing does not kill E. coli.

For more safety tips, see the CFIA website here. For a full list of safe internal cooking temperatures, see the CFIA’s chart here.