The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a warning to consumers not to use lean ground beef from certain Safeway stores in NE Ontario, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. From the press release:
Lean Ground Beef affected by this alert was sold in packages of approximately 0.450 kg, with the first part of UPC being 201670. Product label bears Canada establishment number 573 and the product was prepared for certain Canada Safeway stores in Northeastern 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, inclusive and are no longer available for sale. Consumers who may have previously purchased this product and still have it in their freezers, are advised not to consume this product.
The release also said that the company, Vantage Foods in Winnipeg, is voluntarily recalling the meat, but as of 10:30am this morning the company’s website doesn’t mention the recall.
Check your freezers and cook your meat, people!