Ground bison products recalled due to E. coli O121 and O103

Starting date:
July 16, 2019
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - E. coli O103, Microbiological - E. coli O121
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Northfork Bison Distributions Inc.
Distribution:
National
Extent of the product distribution:
Consumer
CFIA reference number:
13103

Last updated:

Advisory details

Ottawa, July 16, 2019 - Northfork Bison Distributions Inc. is voluntarily recalling ground bison products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O121 and O103 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 O121 and O103 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 in Canada. However, there have been reported illnesses in the United States linked to these products.

Background

This recall was triggered by the company and a recall in another country. 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
Natural Frontier Foods Bison – ground meat 280 g EXP 190311
EXP 190314
EXP 190315
EXP 190316
EXP 190317
EXP 190318
6 76842 00147 7
Sensations Extra Lean Ground Bison 280 g EXP 190311
EXP 190314
EXP 190315
EXP 190316
EXP 190317
EXP 190318
6 23682 11159 0
La Terre des Bisons Bison ground (lean) 1.5 lb Packed on 19-02-22
Packed on 19-02-25
Packed on 19-02-26
Packed on 19-02-27
Packed on 19-02-28
Packed on 19-03-01
96768420002598
Northfork Canadian Bison Ranch Bison ground regular 1.25 kg Packed on 19-02-22
Packed on 19-02-25
Packed on 19-02-26
Packed on 19-02-27
Packed on 19-02-28
Packed on 19-03-01
86768420002577
Northfork Canadian Bison Ranch Bison ground regular 4.54 kg /10 lb Packed on 19-02-22
Packed on 19-02-25
Packed on 19-02-26
Packed on 19-02-27
Packed on 19-02-28
Packed on 19-03-01
86768420002263
Northfork Canadian Bison Ranch Bison ground 10 lbs regular 4.54 kg Packed on 19-02-22
Packed on 19-02-25
Packed on 19-02-26
Packed on 19-02-27
Packed on 19-02-28
Packed on 19-03-01
96768420111061
Northfork Canadian Bison Ranch Bison Ground 1 l b regular 0.45 kg / 1 lb Packed on 19-02-22
Packed on 19-02-25
Packed on 19-02-26
Packed on 19-02-27
Packed on 19-02-28
Packed on 19-03-01
96768420111054
Northfork Canadian Bison Ranch Bison Burger 20 x 8oz 2 lb Packed on 19-02-22
Packed on 19-02-25
Packed on 19-02-26
Packed on 19-02-27
Packed on 19-02-28
Packed on 19-03-01
96768420111092
Northfork Canadian Bison Ranch Bison Burger 4oz x 4 1 lb Packed on 19-02-22
Packed on 19-02-25
Packed on 19-02-26
Packed on 19-02-27
Packed on 19-02-28
Packed on 19-03-01
96768420111184

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Media enquiries

Company information
Northfork Bison Distributions Inc.:
Marc Mousseau
1-888-422-0623

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