Official Statement from Loblaw Companies Regarding Meeting with Ms. House And Mr. Delaney

12/14/2012

BRAMPTON (ON) October 3, 2012: At Loblaw Companies, the health and safety of our customers is paramount to us and we are committed to providing our customers with a clean and safe store environment and offering products that are produced, sourced and handled responsibly. Loblaw Companies Limited and all of our corporate and franchise stores follow the federal regulations set and enforced by Health Canada and Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Loblaw has been following the developments in the investigation by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) into possible E.coli contamination. We have acted on the recalls by the Canadian Food Inspection and have removed all potentially affected products which include the following President’s Choice products listed below from Establishment #38 with production dates of August 24, 27, 28, 29 >and September 5> from all Loblaw banner stores.

Sold from Real Canadian Superstore

PC CERTIFIED ANGUS TBONE STEAK

Variable

Starts with 208246

Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012

AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT ( RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)

Sold from Real Canadian Superstore

PC CERTIFIED ANGUS TBONE STEAK CLUB PACK

Variable

Starts with 216004

Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012

AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT ( RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)

Sold from Real Canadian Superstore

PC CERTIFIED ANGUS STRIPLOIN STEAK

Variable

Starts with 208160

Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012

AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT ( RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)

Sold from Real Canadian Superstore

PC CERTIFIED ANGUS STRIPLOIN STEAK CLUB PACK

Variable

Starts with 211314

Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012

AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT ( RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)

Sold from Real Canadian Superstore

PC CERTIFIED ANGUS STRIPLOIN ROAST

Variable

Starts with 285343

Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012

AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT ( RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)

Sold from Real Canadian Superstore

PC CERTIFIED ANGUS INSIDE ROUND ROAST

Variable

Starts with 285338

Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012

AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT ( RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)

Sold from Real Canadian Superstore

PC CERTIFIED ANGUS INSIDE ROUND STEAK

Variable

Starts with 285339

Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012

AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT ( RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)

Sold from Real Canadian Superstore

PC CERTIFIED ANGUS SIRLOIN TIP STEAK

Variable

Starts with 285346

Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012

AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT ( RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)

Sold from Real Canadian Superstore

PC CERTIFIED ANGUS SIRLOIN TIP ROAST

Variable

Starts with 285347

Best Before dates from September 6 to October 2, 2012

AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK, YT ( RCSS in Thunder Bay, Ontario)

PC

Petite Tender Beef Smokin' Stampede

Various

013071

Best Before Date
Oct. 4
Oct. 5
Oct. 6
Oct. 10
Oct. 11
Oct. 12
Oct. 17
Oct. 18
Oct. 19

National

PC

Tender Beef Montreal-Style Spice

Various

013072

Best Before Date
Oct. 4
Oct. 9
Oct. 10
Oct. 11
Oct. 12
Oct. 16
Oct. 17
Oct. 18
Oct. 19

National

All potentially affected products from XL Foods (Establishment #38) have been removed from the following Loblaw banner stores:

• West / Ouest: Extra Foods Corporate, Extra Foods Franchise, No Frills Franchise, RCWC West Corporate, Shop Easy/SuperValu Affiliated, Westfair Independents, YIG Franchise

• Ontario: Extra Foods Corporate, No Frills Franchise, RCWC West Corporate, Westfair Independents

• Québec: Loblaws Quebec Corporate, Maxi & Cie Corporate, Maxi Corporate, Presto/Club Entrepot Corporate, Provigo Associated, Provigo Corporate, Provigo Franchise

• Atlantic / Atlantique: No Frills Franchise

• Yukon Territory & Northwest Territory: Extra Foods, Real Canadian Superstore

We have been working closely with our suppliers to replenish these products as soon as possible for our customers. We sincerely apologize for any concern or inconvenience this recall has caused and would like to assure you that all potentially affected products have been removed from our stores. If you have any concerns regarding a product purchased from our stores you are invited to return it to any of our stores for a refund or exchange with or without a receipt. Our standard refund process will apply.

For a complete list of product and codes, please visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) XL Foods - List of Recalled Products or you may contact them directly at 1-800-442-2342.