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 and the Maritimes, and some Big Way and Super A stores.
Now it also includes unlabelled ground-beef products sold between Aug. 24 through Sept. 16 at stores that 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.
A complete list of affected stores and products can be found on the food inspection agency's website at www.inspection.gc.ca.
-- The Canadian Press