September 27, 2016

In Canada, Recalled Pork is Suspected Source of E. coli Outbreak

In Canada, recalled pork products are the suspected source of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 14 people in Alberta. A February 16 recall has been updated to include additional information. The recalled raw pork and pork organ products, supplied by Hillview Meat Processor, may include raw muscle meat cuts, ground pork, sausages, and raw ready-to-eat products. They were sold fresh and frozen and were distributed only in Alberta. Consumers who have purchased they products should not eat them, nor should food service establishments, retailers, distributors and manufacturers in Alberta, use or sell them as E. coliO157:H7 can cause serious illness and death. Symptoms of an E. coli infection, which usually develop within one to three days of exposure, include abdominal … [Read more...]

E. coli Outbreak in Alberta, Canada Sickens 14

An E. coli outbreak in Canada has sickened 14 people, according to the Alberta Health Services (AHS).  Testing has linked at least two of the cases to a pork sausage. Alberta consumers who purchased Paolini’s Sausage & Meats Ltd’s Hungarian Farmer’s Sausage before Feb. 2, 2016, should handle the product as though it were raw meat and use a food thermometer to make sure it has reached an internal temperature of 71 C before eating it. Cooking to this temperature will kill any bacteria, AHS advises. Symptoms of an E. coli infection, which usually develop within one to three days of exposure, include abdominal cramps and diarrhea that can be bloody. Those most at risk are children, seniors and those with compromised immune systems. To reduce the risk of bacterial contamination, … [Read more...]

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