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More Canadians fall sick in huge E. coli beef recall

Published on Oct 7, 2012 8:14 AM
Clayton Colliou, meat cutter at Bon Ton Meat Market, weighs Alberta ground beef in Calgary, Alberta, Oct 3, 2012. Bon Ton stated it was not effected by the recent E.Coli outbreak as they get their meat from select smaller producers. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (REUTERS) - Ten people have now fallen sick from contaminated beef products from a Canadian plant that sent its meat across Canada and the United States, more than twice the number earlier reported, health officials said on Saturday.

The latest cases, linked to one of Canada's largest-ever meat recalls, include three more illnesses in Alberta, where the giant XL Foods beef processing plant is located, two in Quebec and one in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Symptoms of sickness from E. coli include bloody diarrhea, vomiting and fever.

The ever-widening recall of meat from the plant now involves more than 1,800 products including steaks, ground beef and roasts and now spans all of Canada and most US states.

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