Recall issued on XL Foods beef products
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a warning regarding various raw beef products produced by XL Foods that may be contaminated with E. coli.
Safeway, Save-On-Foods and Thrifty Foods are among the stores that carry XL Foods products.
At Safeway, the recall includes various XL Foods ground beef products and whole cuts. Save-On and Thrifty carries some whole cut products from XL Foods.
Thrifty Foods is asking customers concerned that they may have purchased the contaminated beef to destroy the product and "bring a receipt, product label or empty packaging back to the store where purchased for a full refund."
"While not usually supplied with beef by XL Foods, (some) Thrifty Foods locations (including Tsawwassen) did purchase small amounts of whole beef cuts during the period in question. A small amount of beef product, in various cuts, is therefore affected at each location," Thrifty Foods said in a press release.
"All recalled raw beef products have been removed from our store shelves. There have been no confirmed reports of illness as a result of customers consuming XL Foods beef products purchased in any of our stores."
See the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website at www.inspection.gc.ca for a full list of recalled products or call 1-800-442-2342 for more information.