News

Greater Victoria grocery stores recalling beef products

Beef recalls due to potential e.coli contamination linked to the XL Foods meat processing plant has been expanded to included a broad number of grocery stores and products in Greater Victoria.

Thrifty Foods, Safeway, Costco, Real Canadian Superstore, Save-on-Foods, Wal-Mart and Country Grocer have recalled various beef items with a range of best-before dates. The recall potentially impacts dozens of beef products sold in late August, September and October.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency found a positive e.coli sample in the XL Foods plant in Brooks, Alta., on Sept. 4 and found two more on Sept. 12. The CFIA started issuing health warnings and ever-increasing beef recalls a few days later. The plant was shut down Sept. 27.

Thrifty Foods, which has the most outlets in the Capital Region of all local stores affected, issued a statement noting that while they don’t often purchase beef from XL Foods, they bought “small amounts of whole beef cuts” during the period in question. They have since removed all affected products from their shelves.

The CFIA has reported that four people have fallen ill in Alberta linked to e.coli tainted beef from the XL plant.

See www.inspection.gc.ca, and click Recalled Products under the image that reads “CFIA investigation into XL Foods” to see the list of affected stores, the potentially tainted beef items and best before dates or product codes.

editor@saanichnews.com

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Victoria police probe robberies linked to stolen fire department key
 
Booking on comfort in times of need
 
Welcome Wagon honours long time businesses
H1N1 flu returns, targets younger people
 
Avis wins NDP nomination
 
Town OCP passes
The adventure of a lifetime
 
Federal-tax scam strikes Cowichan
 
Inquiry slams door in face of First Nations groups

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 24 edition online now. Browse the archives.