Ground beef sold in Walmart stores across B.C., Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan has been recalled due to possible E. coli O157 contamination, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced this week.
The recall pertains to the Your Fresh Market brand products with a best before date of Nov. 28 and 29, a CFIA bulletin stated.
Walmart Williams Lake store manager John Donnelly said Tuesday he wasn’t sure if any of the affected beef had been sold in the local store, but he had received a few phone calls from concerned customers.
“We checked today and there is none of it in the store now,” Donnelly said.
In a bulletin about the recall, CFIA encouraged consumers to throw out any recalled beef or return it to the store where it was purchased.
“Food contaminated with E. coli O157 may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick,” CFIA said, adding the recall was triggered by test results.