B.C. probes possible E. coli case linked to beef recall
The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is investigating a possible case of E. coli sickness that could be linked to contaminated beef from the XL Foods plant in Brooks, Alta.
Carol Swan with the B.C. CDC says a patient was treated by the Vancouver Island Health Authority.
"We are waiting to see if we have a confirmed case of the E. coli related to the beef recall and at this point we do not have a confirmed case," Swan said.
Swan couldn't say how sick the patient is, but says results likely won't come back until Sunday.
Five people in Alberta fell ill last month from E. coli linked to steaks processed at the XL plant in Brooks, Alta. Officials say one case in Newfoundland has also been linked to the recalled meat.
Dozens of meat cuts and stores have been added to the list of recalled meat, which now contains hundreds of products sold at stores across Canada and the United States.