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

Recall date:
May 19, 2016
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - E. coli O157:H7
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Cantran Meat Co. Ltd.
Distribution:
Alberta
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
10621

Recall details

Ottawa, May 19, 2016 - Cantran Meat Co. Ltd. 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 Cantran Meat Co. Ltd., may have been transformed into raw muscle meat cuts, ground pork, sausages, and raw ready-to-eat products. The products, which have been sold fresh, have only been distributed in Alberta.

The affected products are known to have been sold or distributed by the companies listed below from April 28, 2016 up to and including May 14, 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
Fat Kee Fresh Meat Market 1423 Centre Street N.W. Calgary
Fat Kee BBQ & Meat 111 3 Avenue S.E. Calgary
Wah Hing Meat Shop 108 3 Avenue S.E. Calgary
Illichmann's Sausage Shop 1840 36 Street S.E. Calgary
My Tho BBQ & Fresh Meat 575 28 Street S.E. Calgary

What you should do

If you think you became sick from eating a recalled product, call your doctor.

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 findings of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (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.

Illnesses

There have been no illnesses definitively linked to 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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