Five new E. coli illnesses confirmed in beef recall
The XL Foods plant in southern Alberta, whose E. coli crisis sparked the country’s largest meat recall, is shown in this file photo. (The Canadian Press)
Joshua Freeman, cp24.com
Published Saturday, October 6, 2012 7:35AM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, October 6, 2012 5:38PM EDT
Five new cases of illness related to a massive recall of tainted beef have now been confirmed by Canadian health officials.
“Today, five cases of E. coli O157 illness under investigation have been confirmed to be linked to the specific strain of E. coli O157 observed in the XL Foods Inc. food safety investigation,” the Public Health Agency of Canada wrote on its website Saturday.
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According to the agency, three of the illnesses were in Alberta, while two were found in Quebec.
All of the people became sick more than two weeks ago and have now recovered or are recovering, the agency said.
The announcement Saturday brings to 10 the total number of confirmed illnesses related to the recall of beef from the XL Foods plant in Brooks, Alta. There have been four other cases in Alberta and one in Newfoundland and Labrador.