Recall expands

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is in the midst of the largest recall of beef in Canadian history

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is in the midst of the largest recall of beef in Canadian history, a recall that covers every province and territory in the country and 40 of the 52 U.S. states.

The recall is connected to possible E. coli contamination in beef products produced in the XL Foods meat-processing plant in Brooks, Alta.

The CFIA’s recall has affected 1,500 beef products as of this week.

See the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/1300991336455 for a full list of recalled products or call 1-800-442-2342 for more information.

There have been illnesses in Alberta linked to tainted beef from XL Foods, while a number of E. coli cases in Saskatchewan may be linked. No E. coli cases have been reported in B.C.

The CFIA is warning consumers to not eat the meat involved in the recall. Stores and restaurants are not to sell or serve the products, which were manufactured at the XL Foods plant on Aug. 24, Aug. 27, Aug. 28, Aug. 29 and Sept. 5.