Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 09, 2010 22:29 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Certain Meat Products may Contain E. coli O157:H7 Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2010) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain meat products described below because these products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The following products, sold in British Columbia, are affected by this alert.

Store Products Codes Dates
Bengal Meat Limited,
107-12788 76A Ave.,
Surrey
Ground Beef
Curry Beef
No label Sold from
September 4 to13,
inclusive.
Yaas Bazaar Mediterranean &
Middle Eastern Food,
1880 Lonsdale Ave.,
North Vancouver
Ground Beef,
Lean Ground Lamb
UPC begins with
0 217007 0 217025
Packed on dates
September 3 to 7,
inclusive.
Shaista's Halal,
9440 120th Street,
Surrey
Ground Beef,
Regular Lean Ground Beef,
Extra Lean
No label Sold from
September 3 to 13,
inclusive.
Al-Safa Halal Meat,
6953 Kingsway,
Burnaby
Beef Lean Ground UPC begins with
0 200022
Packed on dates
September 3
(10-SE-03) to
5 (10-SE-05),
inclusive.
Madina Halal Meat market,
7411 Edmonds Street,
Burnaby
Beef Trims
Beef Stew
No label Sold from
September 3 to 10,
inclusive.
Country Meadow Meats,
18389 Ford Road,
Pitt Meadows
Lean Ground Beef
Lean Ground Beef
F/P (sold frozen)
Ground Beef Patties
(sold frozen)
UPC begins with 0200002 0200023 0200287 Sold from
September 3 to 11,
inclusive.

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

These recalls are associated with a voluntary recall of beef trims conducted by Establishment 362 Pitt Meadows Meat Packers, Pitt Meadows, British Columbia.

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 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.

The retailers are 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 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 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.

Follow the links to view the photos of the products:

http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/Al-SafaGroundBeef.JPG

http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/YaasBazaargroundlamb.JPG

http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/YaasBazaargroundbeef.JPG.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Media Relations
    613-773-6600