The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Canada Safeway are warning the public not to consume the fresh and frozen ground beef products listed below because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria.

The fresh ground beef products were sold at Safeway and some independent grocery stores in British Columbia and Alberta. Consumers who have purchased fresh ground beef products from independent stores during the time periods described above, and are unsure that it is affected product, should contact the retail store to determine if the product purchased is affected.

The beef products involved in the recall include:

  • Butcher’s Cut frozen ground beef patties
  • Sunny Dawn frozen ground beef patties

There have been five reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.