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This archive of previously issued food recalls and allergy alerts is provided for reference and research purposes.

Users should note that the products listed in the archive have been subject to removal from the marketplace or appropriate corrective action. Food recalls or allergy alerts are not an indication of the food safety status of products produced at a later date.

Health Hazard Alert - Certain Viandes Giroux Inc. brand ground beef may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
January 11, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - E. coli O157
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Viandes Giroux Inc.
Distribution:
Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional
Reference number:
6930

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Reason for Recall
Viandes Giroux Inc. OEUF HACHÉ MI-MAIGRE (FRENCH ONLY) Approx. 2.5 kg 11DE21 None Microbiological - E. coli O157

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria my cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses. Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. Some people may have seizures or strokes and some may need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis. Others may live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.

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