Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

February 18, 2012 12:14 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert - Certain Country Morning Brand Beef Burger & No Name Brand Club Pack Beef Steakettes may Contain E. coli O157:H7 Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 18, 2012) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and New Food Classics are warning the public not to consume certain Country Morning Beef Burgers, and no name Club Pack Beef Steakettes described below, because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The following products are affected by this alert:

Brand Size UPC Lots
Country Morning Beef Burgers 1kg 0 57316 02941 6 52841 EST 761, 62841 EST 761,
72841EST 761, 82841 EST 761.
no name Club Pack Beef Steakettes 2.27kg 0 60383 01321 9 BB 2012 AL 10 EST 761

The Country Morning Beef Burgers product has been distributed to COOP and TGP grocery stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and North West Territories.

The no name Club Pack Beef Steakettes product has been distributed by Loblaws to the following stores:

ONTARIO: Cash&Carry/RCWC Ontario Corporate, Extra Foods, Freshmart, Loblaws Great Food, no frills, RCWC West Corporate, Real Canadian Superstore, Value-mart, Your Independent Grocer, Zehrs and Zehrs Great Food.

British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba: Extra Foods, Extra Foods no frills, Real Canadian Superstore West Corporate, Shop Easy/SuperValu, Superstore, Your Independent Grocer.

There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of this product.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria my cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses. Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhoea. 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.

The manufacturer, New Food Classics, 1122 International Blvd, Suite 601, Burlington, Ontario is voluntarily recalling the affected product 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:

New Food Classics at 1-289-398-2009 during business hours, and at 1-647-627-8761 after hours.

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:

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at:

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: Food and consumer product recalls are also available at

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations