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Costco and Food Inspection Agency issue recall of Kirkland beef in western Canada

Kirkland Signature Organic Lean Ground Beef - 1.8 kg
Image Credit: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
October 12, 2013 - 10:22 AM

OTTAWA - There's a recall of Kirkland Signature brand organic lean ground beef over potential E. coli contamination.

The recall was issued Friday by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.

This product has been sold from Costco warehouses in B.C., Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

The CFIA said there has been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of the product, but warns food contaminated with pathogenic E. coli may not look or smell spoiled.

Costco, which is based in Ottawa, is voluntarily recalling the beef, which has a UPC code of 4 00000 91873 0 and a best-before date of Oct. 15.

The food agency says that eating the contaminated food could cause severe abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea and could result in seizures, strokes, kidney damage and death.

 

Kirkland Signature Organic Lean Ground Beef - back of package
Kirkland Signature Organic Lean Ground Beef - back of package
Image Credit: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

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