Product Recall: Frozen Uncooked Lean Ground Beef Due to Potential Health Concern

BRAMPTON, ON, Oct. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) is asking the public not to consume frozen Uncooked Lean Ground Beef sold in 1.6 kg package size, as it may be contaminated with E.coli O157:H7. The product is sold at Loblaw banner stores across Canada.

Specifically:

Product UPC Size Affected Code
Frozen Uncooked Lean Ground Beef 0 60597 35235 7 1.6 kg
(4x400G)
Best Before:
2014-06-01  EST#112

Loblaw has removed the affected product from sale in stores. No consumer complaints or incidents have been reported to date.

The product was sold at:

  • Ontario: Loblaws®, nofrills®, Real Canadian Superstore®, Your Independent Grocer®, Zehrs Markets®, Real Canadian Wholesale Club®, Extra Foods®, Fortinos®, Freshmart®, AXEP® and Cash&Carry®

  • Atlantic: Atlantic Superstore®, Real Canadian Wholesale Club®, Cash&Carry®, Dominion® (in Newfoundland and Labrador), Freshmart®, Red & White®, nofrills® and Save Easy®

  • Québec: Loblaws®, Maxi & Cie®, Maxi®, Presto/Club Entrepot® Provigo le Marché® and Provigo®

  • West: Real Canadian Superstore®, Real Canadian Liquorstore®, Real Canadian Wholesale Club®, Extra Foods®, nofrills®, Shop Easy®, SuperValu®, Westfair Independents and Your Independent Grocer®

For a complete list of store information please visit: http://loblawstores.ca/LCLOnline/

We sincerely apologize to our valued customers for any inconvenience or concern due to the unavailability of this product and its recall. The health and safety of our customers is paramount to us and we are committed to providing our customers with a clean and safe store environment and offering products that are produced, sourced and handled responsibly.

Customers can return the products to any of the above mentioned Loblaw banner stores in the provinces indicated where the customer service desk will provide a full refund (including without receipt) or contact customer service at 1-800-296-2332 and customerservice@loblaws.ca

Image with caption: "Product Recall: Frozen Uncooked Lean Ground Beef 1.6 kg (4x400g) package size (CNW Group/Loblaw Companies Limited)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131020_C5559_PHOTO_EN_32285.jpg

SOURCE: Loblaw Companies Limited

For further information:

Customers please contact:
Loblaw Customer Relations
1-800-296-2332 and customerservice@loblaws.ca

Media please contact:
Public Relations Department, Loblaw Companies Limited
pr@loblaw.ca or (905) 459-2500

Canadian Food Inspection Agency
1-800-442-2342/TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday)


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