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XL Foods E. coli Beef Sickens 16

Since September 26, 2012, the Public Health Agency of Canada has been leading a committee that includes public health and food safety experts from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Health Canada and Provincial and Territorial Health Authorities. The committee meets regularly to share and review the latest information and determine what actions should be taken to protect Canadians.

Based on all the information collected to date—epidemiological, microbiological and food safety—the following cases of illness are linked to the specific strain of E. coli O157 observed in the XL Foods Inc., food safety investigation.

Province / Territory Total confirmed cases
* One case is a visitor to Canada.


  Newfoundland and Labrador




  British Columbia




More information about XL Foods products that have been recalled and how that aspect of the investigation has unfolded, including the temporary closure of Establishment 38, is available on the CFIA website.