Certain extra lean ground beef products recalled due to E. coli O157

Starting date:
June 29, 2018
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - E. coli O157
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
The Butcher's Blend
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
12341

Advisory details

Ottawa, June 29, 2018 - The Butcher's Blend is recalling certain extra lean ground beef products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products 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 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 these products.

Background

This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) inspection activities. 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
None Extra Lean Ground Beef Approx. 1 lb None – Sold by The Butcher's Blend at the Western Fair District Farmer's Market on June 16, 2018 None
Mitchell's Butcher's Blend / Old East Village Grocer Extra Lean Ground Beef Approx. 1 lb Best Before JUN 23/18 Starts with 0 200150
Mitchell's Butcher's Blend / Old East Village Grocer Extra Lean Ground Beef Approx. ½ lb Best Before JUN 23/18 Starts with 0 200150

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Media enquiries

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

For more information

The Butcher's Blend: Mitchell Carter, 519-754-2476

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