Food recall warning

Certain Kirkland Signature brand Organic Lean Ground Beef, Product of USA, may contain pathogenic E. coli bacteria

Starting date:
October 11, 2013
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Health Hazard Alert
Microbiological - Other
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, October 11, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Kirkland Signature brand Organic Lean Ground Beef described below because it may be contaminated with pathogenic E. coli bacteria.

This product has been sold from Costco warehouses in BC, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The importer, Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

The following Kirkland Signature brand product, Product of USA, is affected by this alert:

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size UPC Additional info
Kirkland Signature Organic Lean Ground Beef 1.8 kg (3 x 600 g) 4 00000 91873 0 Best Before date


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