CFIA HEALTH HAZARD ALERT: Certain COUNTRY MORNING brand beef burgers and NO NAME club pack beef steakettes may contain E. coli 0157:H7 bacteria

The products are being recalled from stores across Western Canada, Manitoba, Ontario and the Northwest Territories.OTTAWA, February 18, 2012 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and New Food Classics are warning the public not to consume certain Country Morning Beef Burgers, and no name Club Pack Beef Steakettes described below, because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The following products are affected by this alert:

Brand Size UPC Lots
Country Morning Beef Burgers 1kg 0 57316 02941 6 52841 EST 761
62841 EST 761
72841 EST 761
82841 EST 761.
no name Club Pack Beef Steakettes 2.27kg 0 60383 01321 9 BB 2012 AL 10 EST 761

The Country Morning Beef Burgers product has been distributed to COOP and TGP grocery stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Northwest Territories.

The no name Club Pack Beef Steakettes product has been distributed by Loblaws to the following stores:

Ontario: Cash&Carry/RCWC Ontario Corporate, Extra Foods, Freshmart, Loblaws Great Food, no frills, RCWC West Corporate, Real Canadian Superstore, Value-mart, Your Independent Grocer, Zehrs and Zehrs Great Food.

British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba: Extra Foods, Extra Foods no frills, Real Canadian Superstore West Corporate, Shop Easy/SuperValu, Superstore, Your Independent Grocer.

There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of this product.

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 manufacturer, New Food Classics, 1122 International Blvd, Suite 601, Burlington, Ontario is voluntarily recalling the affected product 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:

New Food Classics at 1-289-398-2009 during business hours, and at 1-647-627-8761 after hours.


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