Greater Victoria grocery stores recalling beef products

Safeway, Thrifty Foods, Costco, Superstore, Save-on-Foods, Wal-Mart and Country Grocer have recalled a number of various beef items

Beef recalls due to potential e.coli contamination linked to the XL Foods meat processing plant has been expanded to included a broad number of grocery stores and products in Greater Victoria.

Thrifty Foods, Safeway, Costco, Real Canadian Superstore, Save-on-Foods, Wal-Mart and Country Grocer have recalled various beef items with a range of best-before dates. The recall potentially impacts dozens of beef products sold in late August, September and October.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency found a positive e.coli sample in the XL Foods plant in Brooks, Alta., on Sept. 4 and found two more on Sept. 12. The CFIA started issuing health warnings and ever-increasing beef recalls a few days later. The plant was shut down Sept. 27.

Thrifty Foods, which has the most outlets in the Capital Region of all local stores affected, issued a statement noting that while they don’t often purchase beef from XL Foods, they bought “small amounts of whole beef cuts” during the period in question. They have since removed all affected products from their shelves.

The CFIA has reported that four people have fallen ill in Alberta linked to e.coli tainted beef from the XL plant.

See www.inspection.gc.ca, and click Recalled Products under the image that reads “CFIA investigation into XL Foods” to see the list of affected stores, the potentially tainted beef items and best before dates or product codes.

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