May 27, 2018

Canadian XL Food Beef Recall for E. coli 0157:H7 Expands for 16th Time

The Canadian recall of XL Foods beef for possible E. coli 0157:H7 contamination has expanded for the sixteenth time. The trace out of the beef to secondary and tertiary distributors, manufacturers, and retailers has resulted in this expansion.

You can see all of the products, sizes, UPC numbers, code dates, and distribution of the recalled products at the CFIA web site. This time, ready to eat products made from XL Foods beef are recalled. They were sold under the brand name Africa Trading and include Biltong Hunters, Biltong Traditional, Chilli Bites, and Dry Sausage Traditional sold from bulk bins in British Columbia.

In addition, raw beef products were sold under the brand name HanAhReum Mart, and sold at Urban Fare. Those products include kabobs, top sirloin steak, roasts, short ribs, hindshank, and eye of round steaks. If you have purchased these products, do not eat them. Return them to the place of purchase or discard them. To see all of the foods recalled, visit the CFIA web site.

There is an outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 linked to XL Foods beef that has sickened at least 10 people in Canada. If you ate beef products and experienced the symptoms of E. coli food poisoning, including watery and/or bloody diarrhea, severe cramps, mild fever, and nausea or vomiting, see your doctor immediately.

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