Raw pork and pork organ products sold by various distributors and retailers in Alberta recalled due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination

Starting date:
February 16, 2016
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Hillview Meat Processor
Distribution:
Alberta
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
10419

Advisory details

Ottawa, February 16, 2016 - Hillview Meat Processor is recalling raw pork and pork organ products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Consumers should not consume and food service establishments, retailers, distributors and manufacturers in Alberta, should not serve, use, or sell these products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The affected raw pork and pork organ products, supplied by Hillview Meat Processor, may have been transformed into raw muscle meat cuts, ground pork, sausages, and raw ready-to-eat products. The products, which may have been sold fresh or frozen, have only been distributed in Alberta.

The affected products are known to have been sold or distributed by the companies listed below up to and including February 16, 2016. These products may have been sold pre-packaged or clerk-served, with or without a label. Consumers who are unsure if they have the affected products are advised to check with their retailer.

Company name Address City
Paolini's Sausage and Meat Ltd. 5735 3 Street SE Calgary
Trimming Fresh Meats 3, 6219 Centre Street NW Calgary
V&T Meats 3111 17 Avenue SE Calgary
Leung Ky Meat and Seafood Ltd. 1919 31 Street SE Calgary
Community Foods 119, 3208 8 Avenue NE Calgary
Hungarian Deli 4020 26 Street SE Calgary
Rocky's Sausage Haus 37 4 Street NE Calgary

What you should do

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.

Who is affected

There have been no illnesses definitively linked to the consumption of these products.

Background

This recall was triggered by findings of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Alberta Health Services, and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry during the investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak in Alberta. The CFIA is continuing the food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.


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