January 15, 2021

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Recalled E. coli Beef Products Sold at Kroger and Walmart

The USDA has released a retail distribution list for beef products produced by PFP Enterprises of Texas that were recalled for the Big Six Shiga toxin-producing E. coli bacteria (STEC). No illnesses have been reported to date in association with this recall. Use the pack dates and other identifying information to see if you bought any of the recalled products. This list, according to the USDA, "may not include all retail locations that have received the recalled product or may include retail locations that did not actually receive the recalled product." The stores include Brookshire Food Stores in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas; Kroger in Louisiana and Texas; and Walmart stores in Texas. The beef was sold at Super 1 Foods at 3916 NE Evangeline Thruway in Carencro, Louisiana. The … [Read more...]

Canada Expands XL Foods E. coli Beef Recall for Tenth Time

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has expanded the recall of XL Foods beef products for E. coli 0157:H7 for the 10th time. The products were distributed nationally and are associated with the same XL Foods manufacturing dates of August 24, 27, 28, 29, and September 5, 2012 as the previous recalls. You can see the list of recalled products at the CFIA website. The products were sold at CO-OP, Metro, Food Basics, Marché Richelieu, Marchés AMI, Metro, Metro F, Metro Plus, Metro Plus F, Super C, Steakhouse Angus Select, and Walmart. The recalled products include tournedos, kabobs, all fresh beef products, steaks, and stir fry strips. There are several illnesses associated with the consumption of these products; namely mechanically tenderized steaks sold at Costco. Traceback … [Read more...]

Canada Suspends XL Foods License to Operate After E. coli Beef Recalls

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has suspended XL Foods Inc. license to operate after the company did not adequately implement corrective actions after inspection. The facility's ground beef and beef trim was recalled after it was found to be contaminated with E. coli 0157:H7. The recall has been expanded seven times and spread into the United States. The recall began September 17, 2012. On September 4, 2012, the USDA notified the CFIA of a positive E. coli 0157:H7 sample in beef trimmings from XL Foods. The CFIA found the deadly bacteria in products made in XL Foods Alberta facility that same day. So the Canadian government conducted enhanced inspections at that plant. On September 26, 2012, the CFIA determined that the deficiencies found in the inspection had not bee … [Read more...]

History of E. coli O26 Outbreaks Including Chipotle, Cargill Ground Beef

There are several serotypes of E. coli bacteria that cause serious human illness.  The most common is E. coli O157:H7, but other strains, called non-O157 serogroups, have also caused outbreaks. This is the history of E. coli O26 outbreaks including Chipotle and Cargill ground beef in the United States in the past five years. The most common non-O157 serotypes are E. coli O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, and O145. The government has grouped them into a category they call the "Big Six." The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about 265,000 people are sickened in this U.S. every year with these infections. E. coli O157:H7 causes about 36% of illnesses, while the Big Six are linked to the rest. In 2011, the USDA declared a zero tolerance policy for these strains, … [Read more...]

Canadian Ground Beef Recall For E. coli O157 Updated

The Canadian ground beef recall for possible E. coli O157 contamination has been updated with more information. The ground beef was produced by JBS Food Canada ULC. No illnesses have been reported to the company or the government to date in connection with this problem. The products were sold in Quebec at the retail level. These products were further processed by other companies into raw ground beef products. The recalled items were sold exclusively at Provigo Hull, located at 1 du Plateau in Gatineau, Quebec, and at Metro (Marche Kelly), located at 910 Maloney Boulevard East, also in Gatineau, Quebec. The Canadian ground beef recall items are Provigo medium ground beef club pack, sold in variable package sizes. The UPC number starts with 0 213026, and all best before dates from … [Read more...]

Provigo Ground Beef Recalled For Possible E. coli O157 Contamination

Provigo ground beef is being recalled in Canada by JBS Food Canada for possible E. coli O157 contamination. The ground beef was sold in Quebec at the retail level. The ground beef was sold at Provigo Hull, 1 du Plateau, in Gatineau, Quebec. No illnesses have been reported to the company or the government to date in connection with this issue. The recalled products are Provigo ground beef in medium grind, in a club pack. The package sizes are variable. The UPC number on the label starts with 0 213026. All packages with the best before dates of 16.SE2020, 17.SE2020, or 18.Se2020 are recalled. Also recalled is Provigo lean ground beef fresh club pack, also packaged in variable size packages. The UPC number on that product starts with 0 217334. All packages with the best before dates … [Read more...]

Lakeside E. coli Ground Beef Retail Distribution List Released By USDA

The Lakeside E. coli ground beef retail distribution list has been released by the FDA, listing stores that may have sold the meat. This recall from Lakeside Refrigerated Services was issued on June 15, 2020. About 42,922 pounds of the ground beef were recalled for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall. The ground beef was sold under the bread names Marketside, Thomas Farms, and Value Pack. The way the beef was packaged, along with the package sizes, use by dates, and lot codes were listed in the recall notice. They include ground beef and ground beef patties. The ground beef products all have the establishment number "EST. 46841" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The potential contamination was discovered during … [Read more...]

Lakeside Ground Beef Recalled For Possible E. coli O157:H7

Lakeside Refrigerated Services of Swedesboro, New Jersey, is recalling about 42,922 pounds of ground beef because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. There have been no confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions due to the consumption of this product. The raw ground beef was produced on June 1, 2020. The recalled products are: 1-pound vacuum packages containing “MARKETSIDE BUTCHER ORGANIC GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF” and a use or freeze by date of 07/01/20 and lot code P-53298-82. 1-pound vacuum packages containing four ¼ lb. pieces of “MARKETSIDE BUTCHER ORGANIC GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF PATTIES” and a use or freeze by date of June 27, 2020 and lot code P-53934-28. 3-pound  vacuum packages containing three 1 lb. pieces of “MARKETSIDE BUTCHER ORGANIC GRASS-FED … [Read more...]

Ground Beef Sickens One in Illinois; non-O157 E. coli Found in Meat

Ground beef sickens one in Macoupin County, Illinois, according to a press release from the Illinois Department of Agriculture. A public health alert has been issued for ground beef sold at David B’s Custom Meats in Carlinville, Illinois. While officials found non-O157 E. coli bacteria in the meat, they did not state that the ill person is sick with any type of E. coli infection. The ground beef was prepared at that Type II facility, which is custom exempt, at the beginning of 2020 to the current date. Custom exempt meat products are not inspected and cannot be offered for sale to the public. So a recall of the ground beef was not requested. Instead, the DOH is issuing a public health alert about the problem. A resident of Macoupin County notified local public health officials … [Read more...]

Raw Beef and Veal Recall For E. coli O157:H7 in Canada Updated

The food recall warning for raw beef and veal for E. coli O157:H7 in Canada that was issued on October 17, 2020 and many other dates has been updated with more information. This information was discovered during the Canadian Food InspectionAgency's food safety investigation. The investigation has been closed. You can see the long list of recalled products at the CFIA web site. The products include beef bone-in hind shank, beef back ribs, fresh beef, choice grain-fed veal scallopine (frozen), ground beef, boneless veal shank, flat iron, rump roast, beef liver, beef top sirloin, and boneless beef brisket, among others. These beef and veal products may have been sold at these facilities:  50 Point Market, Bani Butcher Shop, Buckingham Meat Market, Dabrowski's Smoked Meats, Del Zotto and … [Read more...]

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