10/07/2012 08:17 EDT | Updated 12/07/2012 05:12 EST

Beef Recall Expanded To Include More B.C. Retailers


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has expanded its list of recalled beef products to include three British Columbia retailers.

The expanded recall affects a number of products — from ready-to-eat dried sausage to fresh ribs and steaks — sold at Africa Trading, Hanahreum Mart and Urban Fare.

On Sunday, the CFIA said the affected products come from the XL Foods plants in Brooks, Alta., and were manufactured between Aug. 24 and 29 and Sept. 5.

"The trace out from XL to secondary and tertiary distributors, manufacturers and retailers could result in a large number of affected products over a wide range of codes and dates," the CFIA said in a written release.

"This recall also includes unlabelled and/or unbranded beef products sold at retail stores not identified in the CFIA's product list below, which may include small retailers, local meat markets and butcher shops."

The CFIA is advising consumers who are unsure whether they have affected beef products in their homes to check with the stores where the products were purchased or throw them out.

Dozens of meat cuts and stores have been added to the recall list, which now contains hundreds of products and singles out stores across Canada and the United States.

Ten E. coli cases in Alberta, Quebec and Newfoundland are officially linked to beef products from the XL Foods plant, where E. coli was initially detected on Sept. 4.

Health officials in B.C. are investigating a possible case of E. coli that could be linked to the same plant. Test results were expected to be released some time next week.

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