XL Beef Recall Extends to Hong Kong

The infamous beef recall of products produced at the XL Foods Inc. plant in Brooks, Alberta has now further expanded even more to Hong Kong. The authorities in the United States have claimed that more potentially contaminated meat was imported from south of the border than they previously calculated. Positive tests of E. coli were detected at XL more than a month ago. Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety has passed an official statement on their website asserting that some raw beef was imported from XL Foods Inc. to the region and this small amount was dispersed to the local shops.

Recently, the U.S. Food Safety Inspection Service has increased its estimated calculation of the amount of potentially-contaminated beef import from XL to three-fold. The agency is now calculating more than 1,134,000 kilograms to have entered the United States. This beef was in a long range of products, including steaks, roasts, ground beef and trim. The former announcement claimed that only 404,000 kilograms was imported. Whereas The Canadian Food Inspection Agency also added several more products to their list of recalls, now including some items sold at Urban Fare or branded as Africa Trading and HanAhReum.

10 patients have been linked to XL Foods Inc. contamination in three provinces. Seven patients are in Alberta, two in Quebec and one in Newfoundland and Labrador. The plant of XL Foods Inc. in Brooks, Alberta still remains closed as the authorities sealed it last week.

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