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Health Hazard Alert - Certain The Gourmet Meat Shoppe and The Butcher's Cut brands of Frozen Beef Burgers may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
February 19, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - E. coli O157
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Canada Safeway Ltd.
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, February 19, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Canada Safeway Limited are warning the public not to consume The Gourmet Meat Shoppe and The Butcher's Cut brands of Frozen Beef Burgers described below because these products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria.

These products have been distributed in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and Northwest Territories. Canada Safeway Limited, Calgary, Alberta, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

This recall is the result of E. coli O157:H7 product testing by the CFIA related to an ongoing outbreak investigation. The CFIA is currently conducting a food safety investigation at the producing facility to determine if any additional products may be affected.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
The Gourmet Meat Shoppe Big & Juicy Burger 1.13 kg BEST BEFORE
2013 AU 14 EST 752
0 58200 10650 3
The Gourmet Meat Shoppe Prime Rib Burger 907 g BEST BEFORE
2013 AU 14 EST 752
0 58200 10733 3
The Butcher's Cut Pure Beef Patties - 10 Patties 1.13 kg BEST BEFORE
2013 AU 14 EST 752
0 58200 21604 2
The Butcher's Cut Pure Beef Patties - 20 Patties 2.27 kg BEST BEFORE
2013 AU 14 EST 752
0 58200 21592 2
The Butcher's Cut Pure Beef Patties - 40 Patties 4.45 kg BEST BEFORE
2013 AU 14 EST 752
0 58200 21594 6

More information

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

Canada Safeway Limited at (403) 730-3511;

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).

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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Media enquiries

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

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