The number of Canadians ill with E. coli O157:H7 from XL Foods ground beef officially grew to 10 on Saturday as the company also expanded its list of recalled products once again, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Those ill include 7 in Alberta, 2 in Quebec and 1 in Newfoundland.
According to eFoodAlert, beef from the company’s now-suspended Brooks, Alberta plant shipped all over Canada, as well as to the U.S. and Hong Kong, before the recall was announced. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has not provided the public with information on the list of affected XL products being sold in the U.S.
On Friday the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that the U.S. received approximately 2.5 million pounds of potentially contaminated beef from the plant before its suspension. Thus far, no illnesses in the U.S. or Hong Kong have been linked to the recall.© Food Safety News