Food recall warning

Various raw beef and raw veal products recalled due to E. coli O157:H7

Starting date:
October 29, 2019
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Updated Food Recall Warning
Microbiological - E. coli O157:H7
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Karlovo Inc., Macgregors Meat & Seafood Ltd., Garden Foods
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Last updated: 2019-12-09

Advisory details

Ottawa, October 29, 2019 - The food recall warning issued on October 28, 2019 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Industry is recalling various raw beef and raw veal products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes should not sell or use the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold as indicated in the table below.

Recalled products

Recalled products – Consumer

Brand Common Name Size UPC Codes on Product Additional Info / Distribution
Macgregors Meat & Seafood Ltd. Veal Rack Chop

(Item 69551)
3.6 kg

(16 x 225 g)
None 2599 Sold at Macgregors - The Store, 264 Garyray Drive, Toronto, ON
Macgregors Meat & Seafood Ltd. Veal Rack Chop

(Item 69522)
3.42 kg

(12 x 285 g)
None 2429 Sold at Macgregors - The Store, 264 Garyray Drive, Toronto, ON
Garden Foods Beef Sirloin Tip Roast Variable (clerk-served) Starting with 0 210551 Sold from July 5, 2019 up to and including July 7, 2019 Sold at Garden Foods, 501 Queen St., Bolton, ON
Karlovo Pastarma – Hand Made Artisan Dry-Cured Beef Variable None All units sold from February 1, 2019 up to and including April 15, 2019 Sold at Karlovo Inc., 8 Six Point Rd., Etobicoke, ON

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have the recalled products in your home or establishment. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea. In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Who is affected

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.


This recall was triggered by the CFIA's inspection activities. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing the recalled products from the marketplace.

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