Safeway brand Ground Beef Recall [Canada]


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Canada/Ottawa: Safeway brand Ground Beef product Recall [Canada]Sobeys Inc., a Stellarton, Nova Scotia establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Safeway brand Ground Beef products due to suspected Metal Fragment contamination and consequential risk of choking, oral injury, internal ingestion and GI tract laceration damage, all serious health and safety hazards.

CFIA: http://ht.ly/TGvF30mCMwB

Direct link: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2018/68272r-eng.php

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

  • Safeway branded Extra Lean Ground Beef Family Size, sold in variable sizes with a best-before date code of 18 NO 07 and a UPC starting with 212742
  • Safeway branded FS Lean Ground Beef Market Trim, sold in variable sizes with a best-before date code of 18 NO 07 and a UPC starting with 212474
  • Safeway branded Extra Lean Ground Beef Variable, sold in variable sizes with a best-before date code of 18 NO 07 and a UPC starting with 212477
  • Safeway branded Lean Ground Beef Market Trim, sold in variable sizes with a best-before date code of 18 NO 07 and a UPC starting with 231650

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the CFIA, Sobeys has recalled certain batch/lots of Safeway brand Ground Beef products due to suspected Metal Fragment contamination. You should neither serve nor consume the Beef products identified above.

In general, In general, if plastic or metal fragments are ingested, they could cut the mouth, stomach or other parts of the GI tract, cause intestinal perforation or serious infection and possibly require surgical intervention for their safe removal.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Ground Beef, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

If you have any questions about this recall, please complete the following Web-based enquiry form from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, available here: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/information-for-consumers/report-a-concern/contact-us/eng/1390269985112/1390346078752

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Ground Beef, please search for “beef” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Metal Fragment contamination, please search for “metal” or more generically, “fragment” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Sobeys Inc., please search for “Sobeys” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Safeway brand name, please search for “Safeway” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
CFIA reference number: 12630
Recalls Direct RIN: 10831-2018
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