On September 16, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced a ground beef recall due to contamination by E. coli O157:H7. The beef was produced by XL Foods Inc. Wearing her detective hat, Phyllis Entis at www.efoodalert.com has figured out where the beef went . . . in the United States. Walmart, Safeway, Kroger and Costco all received some of the contaminated ground beef.
Affected brands in the USA include Morasch Meats, Calahoo, Kirkland Signature and Cattleman’s. The recalled meat was supplied in the US to retailers and the foodservice industry. As of this evening (September 17th), no recall announcements have been posted on the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service web site, although The Kroger Company has announced a recall of KRO Ground Beef 73% 3#, 3 lb. The meat was sold in Kroger stores located in Greater Cincinnati, including Northern Kentucky, Dayton, OH and South Eastern Indiana, Indiana (except SW IN, -Evansville-), Illinois, Eastern Missouri; Jay C, Food4Less and FoodsCo.
According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the recall is “part of an ongoing food safety investigation.” Nevertheless, CFIA reports that no illnesses have been associated with the consumption of the recalled products.
See Canadian Beef Recall Expands to US for more information on the brands of ground beef that are affected.