Recalls on meat expanded over E.coli concern
Check your ground beef and pork sausage before cooking it, the list of meat under recall is expanding.
So far no one has been sick from eating ground beef or sausage packaged by XL foods in Alberta, but the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning consumers it may be contaminated with E.coli bacteria.
In addition to Kirkland, Safeway and Calahoo brands of ground beef, the warning now includes more ground beef brands prepared for Loblaws stores along with pork and beef sausage.
If you bought ground beef or sausage at Superstore, Extra Foods, No Frills, Real Canadian Wholesale Club, Shop Easy, SuperValu, Westfair,Your Independent Grocer or Sobeys this month you should check with the store, or online at Canadian Food Inspection Agency website.
Garfield Balson withe Canadian Food Inspection Agency says if the meat contains e.coli, cooking it doesn't ensure that it is safe to eat. If you have ground beef aren't sure if it's on the list or not, his advice is to ask at the store where you bought it.
"If you're in doubt, throw it out, do not consume it," Balson said.
You can find more information on E.coli bacteria including how to protect yourself and how you know if you may have been sick from it on the government website here.