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I Hope it is Not That Time of Year – Again – E. coli Found in Safeway Hamburger

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to eat certain lean ground beef sold at Canada Safeway because it may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The lean ground beef affected was sold in packages of approximately 450 grams with the first part of the UPC being 201670 and a Canada establishment number of 573.  The meat was prepared for certain Canada Safeway stores in northwestern Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.  The affected packages bear a Best Before or a Freeze By date of March 19 and were sold from March 13 to March 19 and are no longer available for sale.  The manufacturer, Vantage Foods, Winnipeg, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from stores.