Gold Coast brand Broccettes - Broccoli Florettes recalled due to E. coli O26

Starting date:
August 3, 2017
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Other
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.
Distribution:
British Columbia
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
11627

Advisory details

Ottawa, August 3, 2017 - Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. is recalling Gold Coast brand Broccettes - Broccoli Florettes from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O26 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with E. coli O26 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 reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Background

This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a 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.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Gold Coast Broccettes - Broccoli Florettes 907 g 12 AU 2017 7 35844 00033 5

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