October 2, Food Safety News – (International) Canadian beef recall grows, again.
October 2, Food Safety News reported the thirteenth expansion of the XL Foods, Inc. recall. Alberta, Canada-based XL Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 260 more varieties of beef, announced the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in a health alert October 1. These newly recalled meats have been added to hundreds of other beef products recalled by the company in the past 2 weeks. Some beef products listed in this latest recall — including rump roast, soup bones, and tenderized hip steak among others — were not listed in previous recall updates that have mainly included ground beef and various whole and tenderized cuts. Products affected by this update were manufactured on the same dates as XL’s previously recalled ground beef products — August 24, 27, 28, 29, and September 5. Affected products were sold in retail stores across the United States, including Dominion, Extra Foods, Real Atlantic, Save Easy, ValuFoods, Valu-mart, VillageMart, and Zehrs, among others. The XL Foods recall has so far affected U.S. retailers in 41 States, and has rendered over 1,100 beef products unsafe.