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OK, so you’re probably here because you heard about the recall of ground beef produced by XL Foods and sold in many supermarkets including Costco. The recall is after tests done by the CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) which uncovered risks of E.Coli bacteria contaminating the beef. There have not been any cases of discomfort, illness or death in the context of the current recall. It’s a proactive recall.

There are three products sold in Costco warehouses which are affected by the recall (at the moment) and here are the details:

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Lean ground beef 15% fat or less Various Starts with 2 21927 Pack On  Dates between 12AU30 and 12SE15 National

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Lean ground beef patties / 15% fat or less Various Starts with 2 52733 Pack On Dates between 12AU30 and 12SE15 National

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Ground beef tube 86% lean full case / Manual weight Various Starts with 2 97420 Pack On Dates between 12AU30 and 12SE15 National

 

I bought lean ground beef at Costco about 5-6 days ago so it falls within the date range of products affected by the recall. I haven’t yet searched through my receipts to see if the UPC (universal product code, or barcode) matches the products, but I’m pretty sure it does.

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Bon, vous êtes probablement ici parce que vous avez entendu parler du rappel de bœuf haché produit par XL Foods et vendu dans plusieurs épiceries incluant Costco. Le rappel est suite à des tests effectués par l’ACIA (agence Canadienne d’inspection des aliments) qui a découvert des risques de contamination par la bactérie E.Coli. Il n’y a pas eu de cas de malaise, maladie ou décès dans le cadre de cette situation. Il s’agit d’un rappel de type prévention.

Il y a 3 produits vendu dans les entrepôts Costco qui sont assujettis au rappel (en ce moment) et voici les détails :

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Boeuf haché maigre 15% gras ou moins Divers Débutant par 2 21927 Dates d’emballage entre 12AU30  et 12SE15 À l’échelle nationale

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Gallettes de boeuf haché maigre / 15% gras ou moins Divers Débutant par 2 52733 Dates d’emballage entre 12AU30 et 12SE15 À l’échelle nationale

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Tubes de bœuf haché 86% caisse entière / Pds manuel Divers Débutant par 2 97420 Dates d’emballage entre 12AU30 et 12SE15 À l’échelle nationale

 

J’ai acheté du bœuf haché maigre au Costco il y a environs 5-6 jours alors ça tombera dans les dates de production visées par ce rappel. Je n’ai pas encore fouillé dans mes reçus pour voir si le CUP (code universel de produit, ou code barre) correspond aux produits, mais je suis pas mal certain que oui.

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This is spooky.

I was actually tempted to buy the Dunn’s smoked meat package (huge of course, probably about 2KG).. and now there are reports that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers not to use the individual smoked meat packages sold at Costco.

These are the 1KG packages separated into 6 pouches each weighing 175g.

The UPC code is 4 00007 55699 7 and the expiry dates range between November 1 and November 8, 2008.

They’re reported to be sold in Costco Wholesale outlets in Quebec – but also in Ottawa and the Maritimes…

Interestingly enough on a side note, the product is not really made by Dunn’s directly, but apparently under license by a firm called Les Salaisons Desco Inc located in Boisbriand, Quebec.

A few official links about this:

Official CFIA Recall Information about the Dunn’s / Salaisons Desco recall

Les Salaisons Desco: this is mysteriously mysterious. A quick scan of several online research tools seems to preclude any obvious website for this company but some other info:

They are SERVICE ALIMENTAIRE DESCO INC. at 97 Boulevard Prevost, in Boisbriand, Quebec with a postal code of J7G 3A1 and phone number (450) 437-7182…

They also seem to have numbered company as 9027-8672 Québec Inc. and Les aliments Q’Rico…

None of this is unusual as foodservice provider entities are generally low profile.

Now, I have the urge for a medium smoked meat at Schwartz! :D