E. Coli Warning Issued Compliments Burgers

Posted Nov 14, 2007 by Bob Ewing
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a e. coli warning regarding Compliments brand frozen beef burgers, the company Cardinal foods has issued a voluntary recall. One case of illness has been reported.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Cardinal Meat Specialists Ltd. have issued a warning to the public to not eat Compliments brand frozen beef burgers because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria.
The following Compliments brand products are affected by this alert:
- Compliments Super 8 Beef Burgers, 1.36 kg (6 x 8 oz ) 55742 37055, BEST BEFORE 08/MAY/07
- Compliments Beef Burgers w/Omega3, 1.13 kg (8 x 5 oz ) 55742 35724, BEST BEFORE 08/MAY/07
- Compliments Balance Lean Beef Burger, 907 g (8 x 4 oz), 55742 36814, BEST BEFORE 08/MAY/07
The frozen beef products have been distributed across Canada.
One case of illness has been reported and is associated with the consumption of these products.
Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled.
Cardinal Meat Specialists Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario, is 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
Cardinal Meat Specialists Ltd.