Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 23, 2007 03:01 ET

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA): Health Hazard Alert - Frozen Beef Burgers Manufactured by Cardinal Meat Specialists Ltd May Contain E. Coli O157:H7 Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 23, 2007) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Cardinal Meat Specialists Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the frozen beef burgers described below because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria.

The affected products described below are being voluntarily recalled as a result of the CFIA's continuing investigation associated with the public advisory issued on November 13, 2007, available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2007/20071113be.shtml.



The following products are affected by this alert:

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Product UPC Codes
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1054 Cardinal Roadhouse Beef Burgers 63351 00126 Product code 01 1697
20 pcs 4oz 113 g (5 lb box)
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Compliments Beef Burgers Super 6 55742 34129 BEST BEFORE
1.36 kg (8 x 6 oz) 08JUN14
08JUN15
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Compliments Traditional Beef Burgers 55742 34128 BEST BEFORE
1.36 kg (12 x 4 oz) 08JUN15
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Compliments Three Cheese Beef Burgers 55742 34131 BEST BEFORE
1.13 kg (8 x 5 oz) 08JUN22
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Compliments Peppercorn 55742 34132 BEST BEFORE
& Garlic Beef Burgers 08JUN14
1.13 kg (8 x 5oz)
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Compliments The Pulled Porkshire 23682 10208 BEST BEFORE
4 Burgers 680 g 08JUN15
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Longo's Ultimate beef burgers 72468 00241 Product code 1697
8-1/4 lb / 113 g Burgers 2 lb 907 g
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These products have been distributed nationally.

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

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses. Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. Some people may have seizures or strokes and some may need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis. Others may live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Cardinal Meat Specialists Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Cardinal Meat Specialists Ltd. 1-800-363-1439

The 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 E. coli O157:H7, visit the Food Facts web page at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/ecolie.shtml

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Garfield Balsom (English)
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    613-760-4232
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Linda LeBlanc (French)
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    613-760-4112