CALGARY - The recall of potentially E. Coli-tainted XL Foods-produced beef products continues to expand, now to more than 200 products Canada-wide.
Through investigation of products by the Edmonton-based company and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, new products have been added to the list, with advisories on Sept. 17, 19, 20 and 21 tacked atop the initial Sept. 16 advisory.
Further additions could follow.
“The investigation is still ongoing,” CFIA spokeswoman Lisa Gauthier explained.
Gauthier noted the initial recall was voluntary on XL Foods’ part.
Multiple beef products that were distributed to multiple stores in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario are now on the list.
Two weeks prior to the initial recall, tainted products were discovered at the Canada-U.S. border.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service in the U.S. has issued an advisory of its own — saying XL Foods products have been distributed to California, Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.
“If you have it in your home, don’t consume it,” Gauthier said, and the FSIS is advising likewise.