Canada Safeway Ltd Recalls Frozen Beef Burgers

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Certain THE GOURMET MEAT SHOPPE and THE BUTCHER’S CUT brands of Frozen Beef Burgers may contain E. coliO157:H7 bacteria

OTTAWA, February 19, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Canada Safeway Limited are warning the public not to consume The Gourmet Meat Shoppe and The Butcher’s Cut brands of Frozen Beef Burgers described below because these products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria.

The following products are affected by this Alert:

Brand Product Size UPC Code
The Gourmet Meat Shoppe Big & Juicy Burger 1.13kg 0 58200 10650 3 BEST BEFORE
2013 AU 14 EST752
The Gourmet Meat Shoppe Prime Rib Burger 907 g 0 58200 10733 3 BEST BEFORE
2013 AU 14 EST752
The Butcher’s Cut Pure Beef Patties
10 Patties
1.13kg 0 58200 21604 2 BEST BEFORE
2013 AU 14 EST752
The Butcher’s Cut Pure Beef Patties
20 Patties
2.27kg 0 58200 21592 2 BEST BEFORE
2013 AU 14 EST752
The Butcher’s Cut Pure Beef Patties
40 Patties
4.45kg 0 58200 21594 6 BEST BEFORE
2013 AU 14 EST752

Big & Juicy Burger
Meat Shoppe Big & Juicy Burger

Prime Rib Burger
Meat Shoppe Prime Rib Burger

Pure Beef Patties - 10 Patties
Pure Beef Patties – 10 Patties

Pure Beef Patties - 20 Patties
Pure Beef Patties – 20 Patties

Pure Beef Patties - 40 Patties
Pure Beef Patties – 40 Patties

These products have been distributed in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and Northwest Territories. Canada Safeway Limited, Calgary, Alberta, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

This recall is the result of E. coli O157:H7 product testing by the CFIA related to an ongoing outbreak investigation. The CFIA is currently conducting a food safety investigation at the producing facility to determine if any additional products may be affected.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may 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.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Canada Safeway Limited at (403) 730-3511;

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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