09/23/2012 08:21 EDT | Updated 11/23/2012 05:12 EST

Alberta Beef Recall: XL Foods Recall Expanded Again, Includes Unlabelled Ground Beef

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YAKIMA, WA - DECEMBER 29 : EAn unidentified worker monitors a meat grinding machine at Ray's Wholesale Meats December 29, 2003, in Yakima, Washington. U.S. agriculture officials on December 28 insisted there was no risk to consumers from meat recalled in the first U.S. case of mad cow disease. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

OTTAWA - The recall of ground beef from Edmonton-based producer XL Foods is being expanded yet again.

The recall due to possible E. coli contamination was first announced by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency a week ago and since then has been expanded six times.

It affects ground beef sold by Sobeys, Foodland, IGA, and Douglas Meats stores in the Prairie provinces, Ontario, the Maritimes and some Big Way and Super A stores.

And now it also includes unlabelled ground beef products sold between Aug. 24 through Sept. 16, at stores which may include small retailers, local meat markets and butcher shops.

The CFIA is advising consumers who are unsure if they have the affected product to check with the stores where they purchased the beef, or simply throw it out.

The agency says there have been no reported illnesses linked to the beef.

A complete list of affected stores and products can be found on the food inspection agency's website at

SEE: Reaction To Alberta Beef Recall

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