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Notification - Certain Cardinal brand Beef Burgers may contain E. coli

Recall / advisory date:
February 19, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - E. coli O157
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Cardinal Meat Specialists Limited
Distribution:
Ontario, Quebec
Reference number:
7830

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Cardinal Beef Burgers 4.54 kg Production code ending with 22712 None

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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