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Food Recall Warning - Fraser Valley Meats brand lean and extra lean ground beef recalled due to E. coli O103 bacteria

Recall date:
March 24, 2016
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - E. coli O103
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Fraser Valley Meats
British Columbia
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Recall details

Ottawa, March 24, 2016 - Fraser Valley Meats is recalling lean and extra lean ground beef from the marketplace due to E. coli O103 bacteria. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products were sold from Fraser Valley Meats, 7481 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, British Columbia.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Fraser Valley Meats Lean Ground Beef Variable "Packed On" dates from MR.05.16 to MR.08.16, inclusive Variable
Fraser Valley Meats Extra Lean Ground Beef 93% Lean Variable "Packed On" dates from MR.05.16 to MR.08.16, inclusive Variable

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 pathogenic E. coli may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may 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.

If you suspect you have become ill from eating a recalled product, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recommends contacting your doctor.


This recall was triggered by an investigation by British Columbia Fraser Health. Fraser Health's Health Alert is published on their website. The CFIA is conducting a 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.


There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

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