Certain frozen beef burgers may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria

Starting date:
October 8, 2013
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Updated Health Hazard Alert
Microbiological - E. coli O157
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Belmont Meats Ltd.
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail, Warehouse, Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional
CFIA reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, October 8, 2013 - The public warning issued on October 2, 2013 has been updated to include additional products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Belmont Meats Ltd. (Est. 112) are warning the public not to consume the beef burgers described below because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

This recall is the result of an ongoing food safety investigation initiated as a result of a recent outbreak investigation. There may be recalls of additional products or best before dates as the food safety investigation at this facility continues.

The manufacturer, Belmont Meats Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling all affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC Additional info
Compliments Super 6 Beef Burgers 8 x 170 g (6 oz) / 1.36 kg Best before date
2014 MA 27 B##*
* where ## is a variable number
0 55742 34129 4

Ontario, sold in the following Sobeys banner stores: Sobeys, Sobeys Urban, Foodland, Freshco and Price Chopper.

President's Choice Beef Burgers 4.54 kg Best before date
2014 FE 25 B##*
* where ## is a variable number
0 60383 37167 8

Sold nationally at Loblaws banner stores

Webers Bucket of Burgers Beef Burgers 1.02 kg Best before date
1313 B##*
BB/MA 2014 MA 11
* where ## is a variable number
6 27843 06456 5

may be national

Belmont Meats Medium Ground Meat 1 lb blocks 24 lb Prod. Code: MFG SEP 04, 2013 B##*
Best By JAN 04, 2014
1 006057 733601 9 This recalled product was distributed only to warehouses.
Belmont Meats Prime Rib Beef Burgers made with 75% Prime Rib 11.25 lb BEST BEFORE AUG 27, 2014 B##*
1 069567 637050 1 Sold only to hotels, restaurants and institutions.


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For more information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Belmont Meats Ltd., Azim Hosein, Director of Technical Services at (416) 749 -7250 ext. 334; or,

CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria my cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses. Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. Some people may have seizures or strokes and some may need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis. Others may live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.