(ONTARIO) – An Ontario-wide beef recall has hit Metro hard. Below are the details provided by the Canada Food Inspection Agency, dated October 3rd, 2019z

Recall details

Ottawa, October 3, 2019 – The food recall warning issued on October 1, 2019 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.
Industry is recalling various raw beef and raw veal products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7. Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes should not sell or use the recalled products described below.

“The affected products from the supplier, which since has had its licence withdrawn, would have been reportedly purchased between May 29 and July 29 2019, with an expiry date between June 3 and August 3. There are no products that are affected by the recall in store at this time.” – Katarina Oestreich, Metro official.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.
Check to see if you have the recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea. In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.


This recall was triggered by the CFIA’s inspection activities. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing the recalled products from the marketplace.


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


11 Replies to “Massive Beef Recall: Metro”

  1. On Wed. Oct. 2, 2019 I ate a breakfast sausage from Tim Hortons and within 2 hours had the worst stomach ache. I have never had such horrible gas in my life!! Are these meat products checked? I purchased it about 12:30 when I thought would be busy so a fast turnover.. but boy never again!

    1. That’s what you get when you eat substandard food from Hortons , cooked weeks ago and shipped to the stores to be warmed up . Even the coffee is the shits , Canadians have been well trained by Horton’s marketing .

  2. What company name is on yhe products or are these “no name” products sold by a hundred different stores!
    I have never see anything labeled “metro” meat.
    Clear as mud- the usual govt stupidity

  3. Metro in Thunder Bay was till selling prime rib roast and rib steak on Friday Oct 4th. The clerk said she had not heard of any recall when I questioned her about this. Checked on the health units site on Oct 4th and it also showed a recall. Not sure if the beef today at metro is safe or not .

  4. Sure my wife and l had food poisoning from the lean ground beef.
    The hamburgers tasted fine, but one day later we both had severe stomach aches,for several days.
    And the HUGE list of bad meat????
    Where’s the beef? Obviously not at Metro.
    Very sneaky l say.

  5. I don’t think there is an issue at this time…UNLESS you have some of it in your freezer.
    The best before date is June to August 2019..

  6. Most of Metros meat for all of Ontario is cut and package in a factory in Belleville then shipped to individual stores. The factory strictly ships to Metro only.

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