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Notification - Certain XL Foods beef products may contain E. coli O157:H7

Recall / advisory date:
September 16, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - E. coli O157
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
XL Foods Inc.
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Extent of the distribution:
Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional, Retail
Reference number:
7468

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Reason for Recall
None LEAN GROUND BEEF 454 g Est 128 BB Sep/17/12
or
Est 128 BB Sep/20/12
0 27182 04373 1 Microbiological - E. coli O157
None REGULAR GROUND BEEF 454 g Est 128 BB Sep/17/12,
Est 128 BB Sep/18/12,
Est 128 BB Sep/20/12
0 27182 04350 2 Microbiological - E. coli O157
None MEDIUM GROUND BEEF 1.36 kg Est 128 BB Sep/18/12 0 27182 04367 0 Microbiological - E. coli O157
None SIRLOIN GROUND BEEF CHUB 4.54 kg Product code: 08635
12.08.31
Lot # 2157178
Starts with/Débutant par: (01) 10626957 Microbiological - E. coli O157
None REGULAR COARSE GROUND BEEF CHUB, 73% LEAN 27.22 kg Product code: 14746
Best Before:
2012-09-12
2012-09-13
2012-09-15
2012-09-16
Starts with/Débutant par: (01)1062695757147468 Microbiological - E. coli O157
None X-LEAN COARSE GROUND BEEF CHUB, 91% LEAN 27.22 kg Product code: 24982
Best Before:
2012-09-12
2012-09-13
2012-09-15
2012-09-16
2012-09-23
Starts with/Débutant par: (01) 10626957249827 Microbiological - E. coli O157
None LEAN SIRLOIN GROUND BEEF CHUB 27.22 kg Product code: 35504
Best Before:
2012-09-12
2012-09-13
2012-09-15
2012-09-16
Starts with/Débutant par: (01) 10626957355047 Microbiological - E. coli O157
None REGULAR COARSE GROUND BEEF CB various kg Item #: 77002
Best Before:
09/12/2012
09/13/2012
09/15/2012
09/16/2012
09/23/2012
Starts with/Débutant par: (01) 90626957770020 Microbiological - E. coli O157
None LEAN COARSE GROUND BEEF CB various kg Item #: 77006
Best Before:
09/12/2012
09/13/2012
09/15/2012
09/16/2012
09/23/2012
Starts with/Débutant par: (01) 90626957770068 Microbiological - E. coli O157
None X-LEAN COARSE GROUND BEEF CB various kg Item #: 77010
Best Before:
09/12/2012
09/13/2012
09/15/2012
09/16/2012
09/23/2012
Starts with/Débutant par: (01) 90626957770105 Microbiological - E. coli O157
None MEDIUM FINE GROUND BEEF CHUCK 27.22 kg Product code: 83500
Best Before:
18 Sep 2012
Starts with/Débutant par: (01) 10626957835006 Microbiological - E. coli O157
None X-LEAN FINE GROUND BEEF ROUND 27.22 kg Product code: 83510
Best Before:
18 Sep 2012
Starts with/Débutant par: (01) 10626957835105 Microbiological - E. coli O157
None LEAN SIRLOIN GROUND BEEF CHUB 13.60 kg Product code: 83691
Best Before:
18 Sep 2012
21 Sep 2012
Starts with/Débutant par: (01) 10626957835105 Microbiological - E. coli O157
None LEAN COARSE GROUND BEEF CHUB, 83% LEAN 27.22 kg Product code: 98475
Best Before:
2012-09-12
2012-09-13
2012-09-15
2012-09-16
2012-09-23
Starts with/Débutant par: (01) 10626957984759 Microbiological - E. coli O157
None BEEF BEARPAW BURGER, 5 OZ. 5.10 kg Pack Date:
Sep 07, 2012
2012-09-23
6 26957 83655 6 Microbiological - E. coli O157

More information

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria my 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. Others may live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.

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