Kirkland Signature Lean Ground Beef Recall Expands [Canada]


Canada CFIA RecallCanada/Ottawa: Costco Wholesale Canada expands its existing recall for some Kirkland Signature brand Lean Ground Beef due to E. coli hazard. CFIA: http://ht.ly/pZM7H

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/36309r-eng.php

Additional information:Kirkland Signature Lean Ground Beef
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Ground Beef are subject to this recall:

  • Kirkland Signature Lean Ground Beef, 15% Fat or less; variable size; Pack date: 13/OC/07; Sell By date: 13/OC/08

According to CFIA, this Lean Ground Beef was sold from the Costco warehouse in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Please note: similar products have been previously recalled. To see this earlier recall, please search for “Kirkland Signature” or “Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2625” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

About E. coli enteritis:
E. Coli 0157:H7 poisoning is a serious and potentially deadly illness, 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. People particularly at risk for serious E. coli illness and complications are the very young, the elderly or those with compromised immune systems.

To learn more about Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria poisoning, please visit Health Canada’s Web site: http://ht.ly/pjcFR

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CFIA reference number: 8403
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2641
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