Italian Center Shop brand ground veal recalled due to E. coli O157:H7

Starting date:
May 26, 2018
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - E. coli O157:H7
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Messinger Meats
Distribution:
Alberta
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
12281

Advisory details

Ottawa, May 26, 2018 - Messinger Meats is recalling Italian Center Shop brand ground veal from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 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 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 reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Background

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The 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
Italian Center Shop Veal –Ground Alberta 13095 Variable

Best before MA.28.18
Packed on MA.07.18

Best before JN.04.18
Packed on MA.14.18

Starts with 0 213095

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