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Notification - Various beef products may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
September 27, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - E. coli O157
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Alpha Meat Packers Ltd.
Distribution:
Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional
Reference number:
7753

Advisory details

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Reason for Recall
None BEEF CHUCK FOR STEWING - FROZEN 85% 2 x 2.5 kg Code: 30325
LOT 186467
None Microbiological - E. coli O157
None BEEF CHUCK FOR STEWING - FROZEN 85% 2 x 2.5 kg Code: 30325
LOT 186467
None Microbiological - E. coli O157
Salaison Alpha BEEF CHUCK FOR STEWING - FROZEN 85% 2 x 2.5 kg Code: 30325
LOT 186467
None Microbiological - E. coli O157
None BEEF CHUCK FOR STEWING - FROZEN 85% 2 x 2.5 kg Code: 30325
LOT 186467
None Microbiological - E. coli O157
None BEEF CHUCK FOR STEWING - FROZEN 85% 2 x 2.5 kg Code: 30325
LOT 186467
None Microbiological - E. coli O157
Salaison Alpha BEEF CHUCK FOR STEWING - FROZEN 85% 2 x 2.5 kg Code: 30325
LOT 186467
None Microbiological - E. coli O157

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.

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