Various beef products recalled in B.C., Alberta, and Ontario due to possible E. coli contamination

Various beef products are being recalled from the marketplace in British Columbia, Ontario and Alberta due to a possible E. coli contamination.

A food recall warning was first issued on Oct. 12, but it was updated on Oct. 15 to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.

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The industry is recalling various raw beef and raw veal products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. As such, consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes should not sell or use the recalled products. The list includes Fast Fresh Fabulous brand bacon wrapped petite tender medallions sold in Overwaitea stores in B.C.

Click here for the full list of recalled products.

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

CFIA adds that you should check to see if you have the recalled products in your home or establishment. Consumers should check freezers for frozen products as well as fresh. If so, recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased.

CIFA may also recall more products as it conducts its investigation. However, to date, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

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.

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