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Canada Recalls E. coli Beef

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Continental Strictly Kosher Meat, Poultry & Delicatessen Products (Establishment 29) are warning the public not to consume the ground beef and ground veal products described below because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The following Glatt’s brand products are affected by this alert:

Lean ground veal
Lean ground beef
Medium ground beef
Medium ground beef Club Pack

These Glatt’s products were sold at various weights at the following locations in Quebec:

Retailer location

Pack date

Lot Code

UPC

IGA #8111 at
5800 Cavendish Boulevard, Côte Saint-Luc

27 août 12

22812

Starting with 291851 or 221814

Kosher Quality Bakery at
5855 Victoria Ave., Montreal

27 août 12

22812

Starting with 200201, 200843 or 200200

IGA #108 at
7151 Chemin de la Côte Saint-Luc, Côte Saint-Luc

27 août 12

22812

Starting with 200032, 200022 or 200071

Alimentation Marcel Picard at
13057 Gouin Boulevard, Pierrefonds, Montreal

27 août 12

22812

Unknown

IGA #8522
at 4885 Avenue Van Horne, Montreal

27 août 12

22812

Unknown

Consumers are advised to contact the retailers if you are unsure as to whether you have the affected beef products stored in your home freezer.

Screen Shot 2012-09-02 at 7.48.26 AM.pngThere have been no confirmed 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 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 manufacturer, Continental Strictly Kosher Meat, Poultry & Delicatessen Products, Ville Mont-Royal, QC is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace.  The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.