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Health Hazard Alert For Ground Beef Products : CFIA

As part of an ongoing investigation into E. coli in certain frozen beef products, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, or CFIA, has expanded the health hazard alert to include all ground beef products from Establishment 761, a production facility bearing the establishment registration number 761.

The products subject to recall bear one of the following codes namely, a best before date from BB 2012 JA 01 up to and including to BB 2013 FE 15; a production code with a format of 11 JL 01 up to and including 12 FE 15; a 5 digit lot code where the last four digits are 1831 or greater.

Public are warned not to consume any ground beef products from Establishment 761 that were manufactured between July 1, 2011 and February 15, 2012, because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, alerts the CFIA. Retailers, distributors and restaurants have also been warned not to sell, serve or use certain ground beef products, from Establishment 761.

On February 18, New Food Classics, a Burlington, Ontario-headquartered company, voluntarily recalled its beef burgers produced at Establishment 761 after an E. coli O157:H7 illness was linked to consumption of the company's certain Country Morning Beef Burgers, and No Name Club Pack Beef Steakettes.

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.

by RTT Staff Writer

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