UPDATE – More items added to beef recall list

The beef recall has been updated and added to AGAIN! 

The concern is no longer just ground beef, but muscle cuts as well like steaks and ribs.  The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued an updated alert and added more to the already lengthy list of recalled items.

"The CFIA is warning the public, distributors and food service establishments not to consume, sell, or serve the beef products described below because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The affected products are associated with the same XL Foods manufacturing dates of August 24, 27, 28, 29 and September 5, 2012, as the previously recalled ground beef products. The trace out from XL to secondary and tertiary distributors, manufacturers and retailers could result in a large number of affected products over a wide range of codes and dates."

The affected products were sold at Safeway, IGA, Co-op, Sobeys, Walmart, Giant Tiger and many more places.  The CFIA is warning people that "When in doubt, throw it out". 

According to CBC.ca,  "The CFIA added dozens more products to a recall that already topped 1,500 items.

The recall could grow even more as inspectors trace products from the plant to secondary and tertiary distributors, manufacturers and retailers.  The XL Foods was plant shut down on Sept. 27.

There have been five confirmed cases of E. coli illnesses in Alberta associated with the consumption of beef products from the XL Foods plant. Four other E. coli cases are being investigated. In Saskatchewan, health officials are looking into 13 cases of E. coli infection — a higher figure than normal — in September."  (The full article is here)

Read the latest alert from the CFIA here!

Read the full list of retailers included in the recall here!