CFIA UPDATED HEALTH HAZARD ALERT: Irresistibles Brand Products

Additional code information for previously recalled ground beef products produced at Establishment 761

Please note this is part of an ongoing investigation into E. coli in certain ground beef products.

OTTAWA, MAY 10, 2012 – As a result of a Canadian Food Inspection Agency‘s (CFIA) food safety investigation, additional information is being provided to help consumers identify Irresistibles brand products, included in a March 17, 2012 recall.

Six Irresistibles brand ground beef products, listed below, were recalled on March 17, 2012 and removed from retail at that time. The following codes provide consumers with additional guidance to help them identify previously recalled product in their homes.

Products should not be consumed if they bear a 5 digit lot code where the first four digits are 1821 up to and including 3651 and 0012 up to and including 0472. These codes can be found on any one of the six outside panels of the box. These codes would only appear on the six previously recalled products listed in the table below.

Recalled Irresistibles Brand Products from March 17 Size UPC
Angus Beef Burgers 1.13 kg 0 59749 89521 7
Beef Burgers Mushroom Swiss 1.13 kg 0 59749 89524
Sirloin Beef Burgers, Roasted Garlic and Onion 1.13 kg 0 59749 89523 1
Sirloin Beef Burgers, Original 1.13 kg 0 59749 89520 0
Sirloin Beef Burgers, Peppercorn 1.13 kg 0 59749 89523 1
Life Smart Lean Sirloin Beef Burgers 687 g 0 59749 91317 1

The number of products affected by this recall has not changed.

Any new information obtained by the CFIA will be posted to the CFIA website.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY1-800-465-7735 (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

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