CFIA UPDATED E. COLI HEALTH HAZARD ALERT

Update to the list of affected products for certain ground beef products produced at Establishments 761 and 530

Please note this is part of an ongoing investigation into E. coli in certain ground beef products.
List of Recalled Products | Related Alerts (listed by date)

OTTAWA, March 24, 2012 – As a result of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) continued investigation, the list of products provided in the Health Hazard Alert issued on March 22, 2012 has been updated and the final day of production has been updated to February 16, 2012.

Table of recalled products and updated identification codes
The affected product, Ground Beef – Fresh, is sold in a 9.07 kg package, bearing the Establishment number (EST) 761, a product code of 55362 and a production date code format of 11 JL 01 up to including 12 FE 16. This fresh product was originally prepared for Five Guys Enterprises but was also sold frozen.

The second product was manufactured at Establishment 530, New Food Classics located in St. Catharines, Ontario using recalled product received from Establishment 761.

The affected product, Country Fried Style Breaded Beef Steak Chopped and Formed, is sold in a 3.90 kg package, bearing the Establishment number (EST) 530, a product code of 50988 and a production code format of 19-SEP-11 up to including 17-Feb-12.

These products have been distributed nationally through restaurant and institutional establishments.

This recall is part of an ongoing food safety investigation. The CFIA is working with the responsible company and distributors to identify all affected products and verify all information regarding the products listed in the table. As information becomes available, it will be updated in the table on the CFIA website to help consumers identify all affected products.

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).

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