Greater Victoria grocery stores recalling beef products

Safeway, Thrifty Foods, Costco, Superstore, Save-on-Foods, Wal-Mart and Country Grocer have recalled a number of various beef items

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

Just Posted

Sooke distillery wins an international award for best gin

After less than four years, Sheringham is racking up the awards

Spring fishery closures mulled for south coast

Fewer fish are returning to rivers and more conservation needed, say feds

Pacific FC to face off against HFX Wanderers FC at inaugural match

First game at Westhills Stadium on April 28

West Shore lands Pan Am Cross Country Cup

Event coming to Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort Spa in February 2020

BC Housing remains open to modular housing in Saanich, but acknowledges slow regional up take

Only one project with 21 units underway in the Greater Victoria

Fashion Fridays: Must have wardrobe basics

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Skier dies at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Cause of death for young man has not been released

R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse

R&B star has been accused of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls for years

More sailings coming to 10 BC Ferries’ routes

Transportation Minister Claire Trevena said the sailings were originally cut in 2014

National Energy Board approves Trans Mountain pipeline again

Next step includes cabinet voting on the controversial expansion

Cryptocurrency exchange CEO who suddenly died leaves Kelowna house in will

Gerald Cotten, holding the keys to money tied up in his virtual currency exchange, died in December.

Regulator’s report, coming today, unlikely to settle Trans Mountain pipeline battle

The Trans Mountain pipeline will remain a controversial topic both in the political ring and out

Australian woman killed in avalanche at Whistler

The woman and her partner were reportedly rescued by ski patrol, but she did not survive

Most Read