Several food chains with stores in Surrey and Delta have initiated recall of certain types of beef due to threat of E. coli.
Some ground beef found at Costco, Safeway and Wal-mart was voluntarily recalled Sunday due to threat it may be tainted. That recall was extended Monday to some beef at Extra Foods, Real Canadian Wholesale, SuperValu, Superstore and IGA.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is reporting the voluntary recall of several types of ground beef and burger patties. The full list can be found here: http://bit.ly/gxMiQs
People who are unsure if they’ve bought a tainted product should check with the store before consuming it.
There have been no reported illnesses as a result of consuming these products.
“Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled,” the CFIA website states. “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.”
The manufacturer, XL Foods Inc., Edmonton, Alberta and various retailers, processors and distributors are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, –Midnight to noon PST– Monday to Friday).
For information on E. coli 0157:H7 visit the Food Facts web page.
For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA’s Food Recall Report.