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Health Hazard Alert - Certain CARDINAL SELECT brand Prime Rib Beef Burgers may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria
Ottawa, December 15, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Cardinal Meat Specialists Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Cardinal Select brand Prime Rib Beef Burgers described below because this product may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria.
This recall is the result of an ongoing food safety investigation being conducted at Cardinal Meat Specialists Ltd. This investigation was initiated as a result of recent product testing associated with an outbreak investigation. There may be recalls of additional products as the investigation at this facility continues.
The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:
Cardinal Meat Specialists Ltd. at 905-459-4436 ext 265 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).
Codes(s) on Product
Prime Rib Beef Burgers
BEST BEFORE 2013 JL 31 EST 752
0 63351 01561 1
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 diarrhoea. 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.