Canadian Recall: Certain Kirkland Signature brand Lean Ground Beef may contain pathogenic E. coli bacteria

Starting date:
October 16, 2013

Type of communication:

Alert sub-type:
Updated Health Hazard Alert

Microbiological - Other

Hazard classification: Class 2

Source of recall: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Recalling firm: Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.

Distribution: Alberta

Extent of the product distribution: retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, October 16, 2013 - The public warning issued on October 11th, 2013 has been updated to include an additional product which was sold at only one Costco store location.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Kirkland Signature brand Lean Ground Beef described below because it may be contaminated with pathogenic E. coli bacteria.

This product has been sold from the Costco warehouse in Lethbridge, Alberta.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The retailer, Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected Products:
Kirkland Signature Lean Ground Beef, 15% Fat or less , Pack date:13/OC/07,
Sell by:13/OC/08

Media Inquiries:

Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.

CFIA Media Relations