meat recall expanded to 1,500 products over e. coli threat - meat packers
The recall of meat products from a processing plant in Alberta may be due to E.
E. coli contamination has expanded to include every province and region in 40 states in the United States. S.
And Puerto Rico.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Tuesday it had recalled more than 1,500 Canadian beef products from the XL food meat processing plant in altabrooks.
The expanded recall list now includes steak and barbecue, beef stew and beef breakfast sausage. Fivecases of E.
E. coli in Alberta is related to meat derived from XL Foods, all of which were purchased at a Costco store in Edmonton.
"Officials are not sure where the meat is contaminated," CBC's Briar Stewart reported . ".
The public, dealers and food service are advised not to eat, sell or supply meat.
The related products were manufactured in XL Foods planton in August.
24, 27, 28, 29 and 9. 5.
Provincial health officials are also investigating more cases of E.
E. coli, has not been associated with XL meat so far.
There were 10 confirmed cases.
E. coli in Alberta
New cases in the province were confirmed on Tuesday.
The CFIA recommends that Canadians keep up to date by registering an email update, looking at the agency's survey website for new information or following up on Twitter with its alerts.
Those who eat contaminated meat are well aware of how much pressure the impact will be. Mike lees's five. year-
The old son Elijah had to be hospitalized after eating the contaminated steak.
His mother, Pat, is still in the hospital, and his family friend, Matthew Harris, has started a class --
XL food lawsuit.
Lynn izedlynn McMullen, a microbiology at the University of Alberta, expressed concern about how meat is tender, and when needles are used to stab meat, bacteria spread-a process by health officials that requires Costco stores to stop using.
"To be honest, I'm not surprised by the situation," McMullen told CBC News, adding that the tender meat should be labeled.
"This will remind consumers that they are doing this, and then they can take the appropriate steps to ensure the safety of human consumption. ""E.
"E. Coli is definitely not on our radar," he told CBC News Network, adding that only when his three children
The one-year-old daughter became a victim.
Although he said it was difficult to blame a group, Lees singled out XL management for feeding cattle, and the government as a party that had to work to restore public confidence in beef products.
"When we went to the market to buy meat, we never thought about it until it happened to us," Lees said . " He added that he will continue to eat steak, just not as he likes it until the risk is resolved.
But Elijah said he didn't want any more beef.
"I have something to say, and I will put my hand in my heart and say, 'Oops America, there is nothing more than from E.
The boy said in an interview with the CBC News.
Meanwhile, the provincial health ministry said 13 people were ill on Tuesday due to E. coli infection.
Last month, the number of E. coli was higher than the typical monthly average of zero to four cases.
The ministry said it was investigating whether the cases were related to the recall.
E. coli cases may be linked to meat recalls. The recall also included some unlabeled beef products sold in retail stores that were not included in its product list, cfia said.
These retail stores may include small retailers, local meat markets and meat stores. Understand E.
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The newly added products are by kitchen table, Zehrs, your independent grocery store and Valu-
Entrepot de Viandes store in Quebec, Brooks meat packers in Alberta and Co-
Op, value foods and Village Mart in Atlantic and Quebec.
The list also adds products from real supermarkets and additional food stores from most of Canada's provinces, as well as many Dominion stores in Quebec, Loblaws, the real Atlantic Superstore in Maritimes, save Easy shops in the Atlantic provinces.
If consumers are not sure if they have affected beef products in their homes, it is recommended that they go to the store where they buy or throw them away.
The Conservative government was questioned Tuesday by liberal and Democratic lawmakers on how meat was contaminated by dangerous E.
E. coli enters Canadian store shelves and why it will take two weeks to recall.
Lawmakers continued to put pressure on XL food meat foods, saying they had received alerts on Sept.
4 to E.
E. coli tests in beef shipped to the United States, but the recall in Canada did not begin until then. 16.
The Canadian inspectors also had positive comments.
E. coli tests were carried out in a batch of goods shipped to a small factory in Calgary.
4. this is part of the same shipment at Brooks XL food factory. On Sept.
On the 27 th, CFIA suspended the license for XL Food processing meat.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in the House of Commons: "The plant will continue to be closed until the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is convinced that the plant is safe to operate . ".
"In this particular case, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has taken action since September 4 to control contaminated products and has been taking action since then.
Some industry groups added that the massive recall did not seem to affect consumer buying behavior.
Senior Deputy Mayor David Wilks
The chairman of the Retail Council of the Canadian grocery sector said it appeared to be open as usual.
"It's still too early, but at this point we see little change in beef demand . . . . . . Consumers have confidence in their grocery stores and CFIA. "—