Ottawa, October 20, 2013 - The public warning issued on October 8, 2013 has been updated to include an additional product.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Belmont Meats Ltd. (Est. 112) are warning the public not to consume the uncooked lean ground beef described below because it may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
This recall is the result of an ongoing food safety investigation initiated as a result of a recent outbreak investigation. There may be recalls of additional products or best before dates as the food safety investigation at this facility continues.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
The manufacturer, Belmont Meats Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling all affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
This product may have been distributed nationally at Loblaw banner stores.
The following product, sold frozen, is affected by this alert.
Code(s) on Product
Uncooked Lean Ground Beef
4 x 400 g Net 1.6 kg
Best before date: 2014 JN 01 B##* BMP Est. 112 where ## is a variable number
0 60597 35235 7
Best before date: 2014 JN 01 B##* BMP EST. 112 where ## is a variable number
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.