The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is expanding the recall of XL Foods beef for the 19th time. The products may be contaminated with E. coli 0157:H7. XL Foods mechanically tenderized steak is linked to an E. coli 0157:H7 outbreak that has sickened at least 16 people in Canada.
The recall includes Top Sirloin Steak Fast Fry with UPC number that begins with 216026, best before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012, and sold from Real Canadian Superstore and Extra Foods in AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, and YT. Also recalled are Boneless Beef Tenderloin Steak in 2.64 kg packages. The UPC number ends with 339, code EST 479 12SE21, distributed by Hallé Services Alimentaires in QC. Boneless Beef Tenderloin, with no UPC number, and EST 38, sold in September 19 and 27, 2012 from Les Viandes P.P. Hallé Ltée in QC was recalled. And finally, Beef 0/1 Strip Loin in 2.60 kg packages with UPC number that ends with 032 is recalled. It has code EST 479 12SE14 and was sold at Hallé Services Alimentaires in QC.
If you are not sure if you have these products in your home, check with the stores it was purchased from or throw it out. For more information, call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342.