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Health Hazard Alert - Certain GLATT'S brand GROUND BEEF and GROUND VEAL products may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
September 1, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - E. coli O157
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Continental Strictly Kosher
Distribution:
Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
7405

Advisory details

Ottawa, September 1, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Continental Strictly Kosher Meat, Poultry & Delicatessen Products (Establishment 29) are warning the public not to consume the ground beef and ground veal products described below because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The following Glatt's brand products are affected by this alert:

Lean ground veal
Lean ground beef
Medium ground beef
Medium ground beef Club Pack

These Glatt's products were sold at various weights at the following locations in Quebec:

Retailer locationPack dateLot CodeUPC
IGA #8111 at
5800 Cavendish Boulevard, Côte Saint-Luc
27 AUG 12 22812 Starting with 291851 or 221814
Kosher Quality Bakery at
5855 Victoria Ave., Montreal
27 AUG 12 22812 Starting with 200201, 200843 or 200200
IGA #108 at
7151 Chemin de la Côte Saint-Luc, Côte Saint-Luc
27 AUG 12 22812 Starting with 200032, 200022 or 200071
Alimentation Marcel Picard at
13057 Gouin Boulevard, Pierrefonds, Montreal
27 AUG 12 22812 Unknown
IGA #8522
at 4885 Avenue Van Horne, Montreal
27 AUG 12 22812 Unknown

Consumers are advised to contact the retailers if you are unsure as to whether you have the affected beef products stored in your home freezer.

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

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 diarrhoea. 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.

The manufacturer, Continental Strictly Kosher Meat, Poultry & Delicatessen Products, Ville Mont-Royal, QC is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace.  The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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

Continental Strictly Kosher Meat, Poultry & Delicatessen Products at 514-522-1196

The CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on E. coli O157:H7, visit the Food Facts web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/ecolie.shtml

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

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More information

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.

Media enquiries

Continental Strictly Kosher Meat, Poultry & Delicatessen Products
514-522-1196

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600