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Updated Food Recall Warning - Raw pork and pork organ products sold by various distributors and retailers in Alberta recalled due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination

Recall date:
February 17, 2016
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - E. coli O157:H7
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Hillview Meat Processor
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Recall details

Ottawa, February 17, 2016 - The food recall warning issued on February 16, 2016 has been updated to include additional distribution information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Hillview Meat Processor is recalling raw pork and pork organ products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Consumers should not consume and food service establishments, retailers, distributors and manufacturers in Alberta, should not serve, use, or sell these products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The affected raw pork and pork organ products, supplied by Hillview Meat Processor, may have been transformed into raw muscle meat cuts, ground pork, sausages, and raw ready-to-eat products. The products, which may have been sold fresh or frozen, have only been distributed in Alberta.

The affected products are known to have been sold or distributed by the companies listed below up to and including February 17, 2016. These products may have been sold pre-packaged or clerk-served, with or without a label. Consumers who are unsure if they have the affected products are advised to check with their retailer.

Company name Address City
ACME Meats 127 Main Street Acme
Crossfield Meats Ltd. 1017 B Nanton Avenue Crossfield
QC & C Meat Shop Ltd. 5320 17 Avenue SE Calgary
Paolini's Sausage & Meat (Crossroads Market) 1235 26 Avenue SE Calgary

What you should do

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.


This recall was triggered by the CFIA, Alberta Health Services, and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry during the investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak in Alberta. The CFIA is continuing the food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.


There have been no illnesses definitively linked to the consumption of these products.

More information

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