Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 01, 2011 15:00 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Certain Ground Beef Products May Contain Pieces of Metal

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 1, 2011) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Sobeys Inc. are warning the public not to consume the ground beef products described below as these products may contain metal pieces.

These products were sold at one Sobeys store only, 961 Bedford Highway, Bedford, Nova Scotia.

The following in-store packed ground beef products with a "Packaged On" date of
OC 31,11 are affected by this alert.

Product UPC
( last 6 digits change with random weights )
Lean Ground Beef 211665 xxxxxx
Lean Ground Beef – Value Pack 211666 xxxxxx
Extra Lean Ground Beef 211671 xxxxxx
Extra Lean Ground Beef - Value Pack 211672 xxxxxx
Medium Ground Beef 211708 xxxxxx
Medium Ground Beef - Value pack 211660 xxxxxx
Extra Lean Ground Beef Sirloin 211699 xxxxxx
Extra Lean Ground Sirloin – Value Pack 281043 xxxxxx

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Sobeys Inc., Bedford, Nova Scotia is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Sobeys Customer Service at: 1-888-944-0442

CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at:

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: Food and consumer product recalls are also available at

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations