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Health Hazard Alert - Certain CARDINAL SELECT brand Prime Rib Beef Burgers may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
December 15, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - E. coli O157
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Cardinal Meat Specialists Limited
Distribution:
National
Reference number:
7656

Advisory details

CFIA Investigation into Cardinal Meat Specialists Ltd. (E. coli O157:H7)
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Ottawa, December 15, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Cardinal Meat Specialists Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Cardinal Select brand Prime Rib Beef Burgers described below because this product may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria.

This recall is the result of an ongoing food safety investigation being conducted at Cardinal Meat Specialists Ltd. This investigation was initiated as a result of recent product testing associated with an outbreak investigation. There may be recalls of additional products as the investigation at this facility continues.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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

Cardinal Meat Specialists Ltd. at 905-459-4436 ext 265 or cardinalrecall@cardinalmeats.com

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).

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Cardinal Prime Rib Beef Burgers 1.13 kg BEST BEFORE 2013 JL 31 EST 752 0 63351 01561 1

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.

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Cardinal Select Prime Rib Beef Burgers

Cardinal Select Prime Rib Beef Burgers

Media enquiries

Cardinal Meat Specialists Ltd. at 905-459-4436 ext 265 or cardinalrecall@cardinalmeats.com

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600
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