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XL Linked E. coli Outbreak Hit 16

Based on all the information collected to date—epidemiological, microbiological and food safety—the following cases of illness are linked to the specific strain of E. coli O157 observed in the XL Foods Inc., food safety investigation.

Province / Territory Total confirmed cases
* One case is a visitor to Canada.
  Alberta 7
  Newfoundland and Labrador 1
  Quebec 5
  British Columbia 3*
  Total 16

More information about products that have been recalled and how that aspect of the investigation has unfolded, including the temporary closure of Establishment 38, is available on the CFIA website.