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Health Hazard Alert On Ground Beef In British Columbia
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Westfair Foods Ltd. are conducting a voluntary recall of all varieties of ground beef including ground sirloin sold from the four stores listed below. The beef, supplied by XL Grinding, may be contaminated with E. coli 0157:H7 bacteria.
• Real Canadian Superstore at 291 Cowichan Way, RR No. 6, Duncan, bearing a best-before date of JN15 to JN19, purchased between June 12 and June 17.
• Real Canadian Superstore at 1105 Eaton Centre, Metrotown, Burnaby, bearing a best-before date of JN08 to JN11, purchased between June 5 and June 8.
• Real Canadian Wholesale Club at 5335 Kingsway, Burnaby, bearing a best-before date of JN08 to JN12, purchased between June 6 and June 9.
• Extra Foods at 7190 Kerr St., Vancouver, bearing a best-before date of JN08 to JN12, purchased between June 6 and June 9.
E. coli 0157:H7 causes serious and potentially life-threatening illness by producing a toxin that can break down the lining of the intestines and damage the kidneys. Food contaminated with the E. coli bacteria will not look or smell spoiled. These products should not be consumed.
Although the affected products are not in the stores, some consumers may have affected products in their freezers. For this reason, consumers are advised to check their freezers and not to consume the affected products.