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Westfair Foods Ltd./XL Grinding Ground Beef Hamburger 2005

A recall of ground beef was issued in British Columbia, Canada, in July, 2005 after two cases of E. coli O157:H7 were investigated. The beef had been sold by Westfair Foods Ltd. to four grocery outlets (Two outlets of the Real Canadian Superstore, Real Canadian Wholesale Club, and Extra Foods. The beef had been produced by XL Grinding, of Edmonton, Alberta, had been available for sale during the month of June.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • July 2005
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Not Applicable
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Beef, Ground Beef
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Grocery stores
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Westfair Foods
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 2
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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