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Notification - Certain Western Quality Meats brand beef products may contain E. coli

Recall / advisory date:
October 10, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - E. coli O157
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Western Quality Meats
Distribution:
Alberta, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan
Extent of the distribution:
Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional
Reference number:
7490

Advisory details

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Reason for Recall
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157
Western Quality Meats ALBERTA LEAN GROUND BEEF 30 kg GBL 30001; Production: SEP 06/12, SEP12/12, SEP 18/12 None / Aucun Microbiological - E. coli O157

More information

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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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