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The following information was released to the local news media on August 10, 2011 by Thrifty Foods in Victoria, BC

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VOLUNTARY RECALL

THRIFTY FOODS—COLWOOD ONLY—GROUND BEEF PRODUCTS MAY CONTAIN SMALL PIECES OF METAL AND PLASTIC

VICTORIA, BC - August 10, 2011 - Thrifty Foods is warning the public not to consume ground beef products described below as these products may contain small pieces of metal and plastic.

The following Ground Beef Products, with the best before date of August 11, 2011 only are affected by this alert.

Brand Product UPC Best Before Date
Sterling Silver Lean Ground Beef 221648 August 11, 2011
Sterling Silver Lean Ground Beef-Family Pack 231648 August 11, 2011
Thrifty Foods Extra Lean Ground Beef 201634 August 11, 2011
Thrifty Foods Extra Lean Ground Beef-Family Pack 201639 August 11, 2011
Sterling Silver Extra Lean Ground Sirloin Beef Patties-Purchased from Full Service Case 291639 August 11, 2011
Sterling Silver Extra Lean Ground Sirloin Beef Sliders-Purchased from Full Service Case 291639 August 11, 2011
Sterling Silver Beef Burger, Bacon & Cheddar Beef Patties-Purchased from Full Service Case 221678 August 11, 2011
Sterling Silver Beef Burger, Bacon & Cheddar Beef Slider-Purchased from Full Service Case 221678 August 11, 2011

These products were sold at Thrifty Foods, Store #8-Colwood, 1860 Island Highway, Victoria, British Columbia only.

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

Thrifty Foods Colwood is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace.

Customers may return any affected ground beef products to any Thrifty Foods location for a full refund.

For more information regarding the voluntary recall, customers can contact:

Thrifty Foods Customer Service at 250-544-1234

Media Enquires:

Ralf Mundel
Thrifty Foods
250-744-8009

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA’s Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

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Media enquiries:

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600