Food recall warning

Certain Compliments brand Super 8 Beef Burgers may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria

Starting date:
October 2, 2013
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Health Hazard Alert
Subcategory:
Microbiological - E. coli O157
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Belmont Meats Ltd.
Distribution:
Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
8361

Advisory details

Ottawa, October 2, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Belmont Meats Ltd. (Est. 112) are warning the public not to consume certain Compliments brand Super 8 Beef Burgers described below because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

This recall is the result of an ongoing food safety investigation initiated as a result of a recent outbreak investigation. There may be recalls of additional products or best before dates as the food safety investigation at this facility continues.

This product has been distributed in Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador in Sobeys banner stores, which might include Sobeys, Foodland, FreshCo, and Price Chopper.

There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The manufacturer, Belmont Meats Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling all affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

All best before dates of the following product, sold frozen, are affected by this alert:

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size UPC Additional info
Compliments Super 8 Beef Burgers 6 x 227 g (8 oz) / 1.36 kg 0 55742 37055 3 Meat inspection legend indicating "Canada 112"

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