Mechanically Tenderized Steak recalled due to E. coli O157:H7
- Starting date:
- October 17, 2017
- Type of communication:
- Alert sub-type:
- Food Recall Warning
- Hazard classification:
- Class 1
- Source of recall:
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Recalling firm:
- Vantage Foods (ON) Inc.
- Extent of the product distribution:
- CFIA reference number:
- Advisory details
- What you should do
- Who is affected
- Affected products
- Media enquiries
Ottawa, October 17, 2017 - Vantage Foods (ON) Inc. is recalling mechanically tenderized steaks from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
The following products have been sold in Food Basics supermarket locations in Ontario.
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 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.
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Who is affected
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
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.
|Brand name||Common name||Size||Code(s) on product||UPC|
|Food Basics||Mechanically Tenderized Hip Steak||Variable||Best Before 2017OC17||Starts with 0 211030|
|Food Basics||Mechanically Tenderized Steak FP||Variable||Best Before 2017OC17||Starts with 0 224015|
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