Ground beef recall expands from Canada to U.S.
The recall of ground-beef products made by Alberta's XL Foods continues to grow.
Today (September 24), SuperValu-owned Albertsons announced it is recalling some ground-beef items sold by its stores in Washington, Oregon, and northern Idaho due to possible E. coli contamination.
Albertsons said the affected products are:
• All raw ground beef products sold through the full service counter case at the customer’s request and store-packaged ground beef products purchased from 9/3/12 through 9/21/12.
• Fresh Ground Beef Patties 80/20, 1 LB, UPC: 7-52907-60030, USE BY Date: 9/11/12
• Fresh Ground Beef Chub 73/27, 1 LB, UPC: 7-52907-18271, USE BY Date: 9/18/12 & 9/21/12
• Fresh Ground Beef Chub 73/27, 3 LB, UPC: 7-52907-18251, USE BY Date: 9/18/12 & 9/21/12
In Canada, the recall includes a variety of products sold under the brands Calahoo Meats, CO-OP, Douglas Meats, Entrepot de Viandes, Foodland, Freson Bros., Giant Tiger, IGA, Kirkland Signature, Loblaw, Metro, Northern, Presto and Club Entrepot, Reddi Food Solutions, Safeway, Sobeys, and Super C, as well as in unbranded packaging.
According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
The agency is warning businesses and the public not to consume, sell, or serve the products affected by the recall.