Food recall warning

Viandes Lauzon brand lean ground veal recalled due to E. coli O157:NM

Starting date:
May 10, 2014
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Microbiological - Other
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Groupe Colabor Inc.
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, May 10, 2014 - Groupe Colabor Inc. is recalling Viandes Lauzon brand lean ground veal from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:NM contamination. Hotels, restaurants, institutions, daycare and healthcare facilities should not use, serve or distribute the recalled product described below.

The following product has been sold to hotels, restaurants, institutions, daycare and healthcare facilities.

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled product in your facility. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the supplier.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:NM 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 this product.


This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (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 recalled product from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Viandes Lauzon Lean Ground Veal 2 x 2.5 kg 30/04/14 Item #35180


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