Food recall warning

Certain Uncooked Lean Ground Beef may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria

Starting date:
October 20, 2013
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Updated 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:
National
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
8408

Advisory details

Ottawa, October 20, 2013 - The public warning issued on October 8, 2013 has been updated to include an additional product.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Belmont Meats Ltd. (Est. 112) are warning the public not to consume the uncooked lean ground beef described below because it 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.

There have been no 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.

This product may have been distributed nationally at Loblaw banner stores.

The following product, sold frozen, is affected by this alert.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC Additional info
N/A Uncooked Lean Ground Beef 4 x 400 g
Net 1.6 kg
Best before date: 2014 JN 01 B##* BMP Est. 112
where ## is a variable number
0 60597 35235 7 Best before date: 2014 JN 01 B##* BMP EST. 112
where ## is a variable number

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