Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 19, 2013 01:42 ET

Food Recall Warning: Ground Beef From Viandes Lauzon (Est. 111) Recalled due to E. Coli O157:H7

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 19, 2013) - http://bit.ly/IdKUlk

Groupe Colabor Inc. is recalling ground beef from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Hotels, restaurants, institutions and daycare facilities should not use, serve or distribute the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold to hotels, restaurants, institutions and daycare facilities in Quebec.

Recalled products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Viandes Lauzon Lean Ground Beef 2 x 2.5 kg Item # 33355 12/11/13
Viandes Lauzon Extra Lean Ground Beef 2 x 2.5 kg Item # 33345 12/11/13

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your facility. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the distributor.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea. In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

- Learn more about the health risks at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/information-for-consumers/fact-sheets/food-poisoning/eng/1331151916451/1331152055552

- Sign up for recall notifications by email or follow us on Twitter at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/newsroom/stay-connected/eng/1299856061207/1299856119191

Background

This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.

Illnesses

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

More information

CFIA: www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus

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