Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

August 12, 2011 21:53 ET

Health Hazard Alert/CFIA: Certain Veal Tongue and Cheek Meat May Contain E. coli O157:H7 Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 12, 2011) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and White Veal Meat Packers Ltd. (Est. 412) are warning the public not to consume certain veal tongue and veal cheek meat described below because these products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The following two products are affected by this alert:

Product Retail store name and location Sold Between
Veal Tongue Les Caprices D'AL ADHBA Inc,
1261 Boul Cure Labelle,
Laval, Quebec
June 1 to 6, 2011,
inclusive
Super Tehran
7327 Yonge Street,
Toronto, Ontario
June 2 to 7, 2011,
inclusive
Veal Cheek Meat Boucherie Marcelleria Bari Inc.
2609 Fleury Est,
Montreal, Quebec
June 1 to August 12, 2011, inclusive

Consumers who may have purchased these products and still have them in their freezers are advised not to consume them.

There have been no reported illnesses 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 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 processor, White Veal Meat Packers Ltd. (Est. 412), Toronto, ON 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:

White Veal Meat Packers Ltd. at 1-866-641-8325;

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 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.

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