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mi-cows-xl-460-CP03362803.jpg Cattle stand in a pasture beside XL Foods' Lakeside Packers plant at Brooks, Alberta. Positive tests for E. coli in meat processed at the plant has led to the largest beef recall in Canadian history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

It's being called the biggest beef recall in Canadian history.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Tuesday it has now recalled more than 1,500 beef products from the XL Foods meat processing plant in Brooks, Alta due to possible E. coli contamination. The recall extends to every province and territory, 40 states in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Five cases of E. coli in Alberta have been linked to meat that originated at XL Foods, all of which were purchased at a Costco store in Edmonton.


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