E. coli: new recall of ground beef

News 20 March, 2018
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    QMI agency

    Tuesday, 20 march, 2018 03:04

    Tuesday, 20 march, 2018 03:04

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    Ground beef brands Meat Lauzon and Triple A are the subject of a recall, because these products may be contaminated with the bacteria E. coli, the Agency said canadian food inspection agency (CFIA) on Monday night.

    The products affected by the recall were sold in Quebec:

    “Ground beef in the mi-lean S/A”, brand Meat Lauzon, format 2,50 kg (CODE 18-03-05);

    “Triple-A lean ground beef”, mark Triple A, the format 8 x 454 g (packed: 18-03-05, CUP variable).

    On Sunday, the CFIA has issued an initial recall of ground beef from the brand Good Butcher, sold in Quebec but also in Ontario and in the Maritimes (formats of 285 g and 510 g, expiration date, the 19 or 21 march).

    The CFIA said in a press release that the food contaminated by the bacteria E. Coli do not necessarily alteration visible or smell suspicious, but can still make people sick. The possible symptoms are: nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. E. coli can cause serious kidney problems, as well as death in some rare cases. Persons in possession of these products are urged to discard or return them in-store.

    The Agency stressed that this warning was launched in the result of analyses that it has carried out an investigation on the safety of foods has been open.

    This warning is released “as a precaution”, and no cases of illness associated with the consumption of these foods has not been reported until now.