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By Bob Ewing     Jul 1, 2009 in Food
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain beef products because these products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
This recall of beef products in Canada is related to the expanded recall of beef products in the USA by JBS Swift Beef Company, Greeley, Colorado due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination.
The following President’s Choice (PC) brand beef products – steaks, roasts and ground beef, bearing Best Before dates April 29 to June 16, 2009 inclusive, are affected by this alert.
These fresh (not frozen) beef products were sold at retail in variable weight packages consisting of trays with a plastic over wrap as well as from the in-store meat counters. Consumers are advised to check their freezers and dispose of if they have the affected beef products.
These products have been distributed in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada from the following retail stores:
* Cash & Carry
* Real Canadian Wholesale Club
* Dominion
* Extra Foods
* Fortinos
* Freshmart
* Loblaws
* No Frills
* Real Canadian Superstore
* Loblaw Superstore
* Valu-mart
* Your Independent Grocer
* Zehrs
* Westfair
* Intermarché
* Loblaws
* Entrepôt Presto
* Club Entrepôt Provigo
* Provigo
* Cash & Carry
* Real Canadian Wholesale Club
* Dominion
* Freshmart
* Red & White
* Quick Mart
* Save Easy
* Atlantic Superstore
* Valu-mart
In addition to the products listed above, the following beef product is also affected:
Beef Knuckle Roast, 4 to 5 lbs size, sold fresh from April 30 to June 10, 2009 from Sue’s Market, 205 Don Head Village Blvd., Richmond Hill, Ontario.
There have been no reported illnesses in Canada associated with the consumption of these products.
The manufacturers are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
For more information, consumers and industry can call the 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)
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