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Hong Kong Recalls XL Foods Beef, Suspends Imports


The newest addition to Alberta's XL Foods beef recall has crossed an ocean making its way to Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety said that some of the raw beef has been imported in. As a precautionary measure, Hong Kong has suspended imports of XL Foods products produced on and after Aug. 24.

"According to CFS’ initial investigations, a small portion of the products had been distributed to some local retailers," the release said.

The news comes around the same time that U.S. authorities have almost tripled their estimate of the amount of recall beef that was imported from XL Foods.

Eleven illnesses from four Canadian provinces have also been linked to the beef recall. The latest case of E. coli was reported today on Vancouver Island, and the person who tested positive has recovered.

A spokesman for the Centre for Food Safety advised consumers to not consume hamburgers, minced beef, and other meat that were not thoroughly cooked, adding that they were liaising with Canadian authorities and closely monitoring the situation.

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