Village Foods (VF) shoppers have no reason to be concerned about the beef they buy at Gabriola’s grocery store, despite a recent recall of meat processed at an XL Foods plant in Alberta.
VF Manager Wayne Howard said Wednesday that the Folklife Village store was not impacted by the recall, in part because the store grinds their own hamburger, and in part because as much as possible they try to buy and sell locally-produced Boulton beef. He said locally produced meats are generally “much healthier products”.
“The original recall was on XL Foods ground beef product”, Howard explained. “We don’t buy ground beef because we make our own. Subsequent ‘voluntary’ recalls were for certain dates of production and our wholesaler has held back all product since the recalls have escalated. We have no product in our case that comes from any XL Foods lot that has been recalled”.
Howard added Thursday: “I have had three phone calls with our supplier this morning making very certain that we have no product from XL Foods that CFIA has flagged as ‘of concern’. I am certain that our meat supply is safe”.
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