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

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Health Hazard Alert - Certain Grillhouse brand beef burger products may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
February 24, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - E. coli O157
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
New Food Classics
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, February 24, 2012 - The public warning issued on February 22, 2012 has been expanded to include additional products and distribution information.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and New Food Classics are warning the public not to consume certain Grillhouse beef burger products, described below, because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The following Grillhouse brand products, bearing the establishment 761, are affected by this alert:

Product Size Product Code Lot Code
Angus Beef Burgers 4.59 kg 55377 11 OC 11
Beef Burger with Seasoning, 3.2 oz 4.54 kg 52988 11 OC 12
Beef Burger with Seasoning, 4 oz 4.54 kg 52981 11 OC 12

These products have been distributed nationally through restaurants and institutional establishments.

There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of these products.

The manufacturer, New Food Classics, 1122 International Blvd, Suite 601, Burlington, Ontario is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace.  The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

More information

List of Recalled Products

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

New Food Classics at 1-289-398-2009 during business hours, and at 1-647-627-8761 after hours.

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.

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

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