Recall: Costco Canada in Recall of Ginger Beef Choice Brand Meals

November 17th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Ginger Beef Special Combo Recalled

Ginger Beef Special Combo meals are being recalled from several Costco locations in Canada over possible contamination with listeria bacteria.  The products were distributed through Costco locations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  So far there have been no reported cases of illness from the meals.  However, there is still a worry of contamination according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Listeria bacteria will not cause food to outwardly appear spoiled or unsafe but it can lead to listeriosis, a food-born illness. Listeriosis symptoms include high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea.  Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

The following is the product information for the recalled product:

  • Ginger Beef Choice brand Special Combo is sold in a 1 kg package bearing UPC 6 65075 22980 2 and Best Before date 2011 NOV 28.

If you have this product in your fridge, or freezer, don’t eat it (obviously)!  You should return it to the Costco where you purchased it for a refund.  For more information consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).


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5 Responses so far ↓

  1. 1 Mike // 2011.12.01 at 10:10 pm

    I wanted to buy the KS organic peanut butter tonight, but it was gone. I checked at the front desk and it apparently wasn’t even listed as a product. I think it’s a great product. Definitely a staple in our household.

  2. 2 Some Dude // 2011.11.23 at 3:33 am

    It’s the peanut shortage that’s causing peanut butter products to be absent from most Costcos. Ours doesn’t even have the Skippy brand anymore, but they said it (KS Organic PB) should be back on the pallets by early December.

  3. 3 Emily ( // 2011.11.19 at 10:14 pm

    It may be something with the shortage of peanuts and subsequent price hike because of scarcity- its now double the price. Bad crop.

  4. 4 Kathy // 2011.11.18 at 1:21 pm

    Great blog! I was wondering if you know what’s up with the Kirkland organic peanut butter? I used to buy it all the time but it’s gone! Thanks 🙂

    • 5 Kimberly // 2011.11.19 at 3:21 am

      @Kathy – I have some other comments about the KS organic peanut butter missing from stores. But I don’t have any other information. There have been situations where they take the KS product off the shelves while they are making a new version. Or, it just might not be a big seller at your store, unfortunately.

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