Additional XL Foods Beef Product Recall


Canada/Ottawa: CFIA expands public warning for numerous Beef Products from XL Foods due to E. coli O157:H7 hazard: http://ht.ly/e6tFB

Direct link: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2012/20120929e.shtml

Please note: this is an urgent, continuing, and possibly expanding, recall. We urge all consumers to verify at point of sale all sources of Beef and other meat products to ensure no XL Foods-based meat is purchased until its safety can be demonstrated.

About E. coli enteritis:
E. Coli 0157:H7 poisoning is typically transmitted using the fecal-mouth route by eating or drinking foods or beverages contaminated with E. Coli O157:H7, eating unpasteurized (i.e., raw) milk and (raw) milk products and untreated water. Common symptoms of E. Coli 0157:H7 poisoning include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), vomiting, nausea and headache. Learn more about Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (“E. Coli O157:H7”) poisoning from Health Canada: http://ht.ly/dMvCT.

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