December 18, 2017

In Canada, Veal Recall for E. coli Updated to Include Beef

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Groupe Colabor are updating the recall of ground veal for E. coli O157:NM to include ground beef products. These products were identified during the CFIA’s food safety investigation. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The newly recalled products include Viandes Lauzon Extra Lean Ground Beef in 2 x 2.5 kg. packages. The code on the product is 30/04/14, and Item # 33345. Also recalled is Viandes Lauzon Lean Ground Beef in 2 x 2.5 kg packages, with code 30/04/14 and Item # 33355. Finally, Viandes Lauzon Medium Ground Beef is recalled, in 2 x 2.5 kg. packages. The Item number is 33318.

The products were sold in Quebec to hotel, restaurants, and institutions such as daycares and healthcare facilities. You can see photos of the product labels at the CFIA web site.

If you purchased this product, return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Foods contaminated with E. coli O157 bacteria will not look, taste, or smell spoiled. But this pathogenic bacteria can cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and watery and bloody diarrhea. Some who are sickened with this bacteria can develop hemolytic uremic syndrome and have permanent kidney damage.

Viandes Lauzon Ground Beef Recall for E. coli O157

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