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Food Recall Warning - Raw pork products sold at Trimming Fresh Meats Ltd. and Hiep Hoa Asian Food in Calgary, Alberta recalled due to E. coli O157:H7

Recall date:
September 6, 2014
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - E. coli O157
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
V&T Meat Wholesale
Distribution:
Alberta
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
9240

Recall details

Ottawa, September 6, 2014 - V&T Meat Wholesale, Chestermere, Alberta is recalling certain raw pork products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Consumers, food service establishments, retailers, distributors and manufacturers in Alberta, should not consume, serve, use, or sell certain raw pork products sold by the retailers, listed below, because the raw pork products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The affected raw pork products have only been distributed in Alberta.

All raw pork products sold from these locations, during the identified time periods, are affected by this recall.

Company name Address City Affected Selling Dates
Trimming Fresh Meats Ltd. 3-6219 Centre St NW Calgary Between July 15, 2014 and July 22, 2014, inclusively
Hiep Hoa Asian Food E-4710-17 Ave SE Calgary Between July 15, 2014 and July 29, 2014, inclusively; and between August 14, 2014 and August 17, 2014, inclusively

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea. In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Background

This recall was triggered by the E. coli O157:H7 foodborne outbreak investigation led by Alberta Health Services and supported by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

As the investigation proceeds, if other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

Alberta Health Services and the CFIA are verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

Media enquiries

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

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