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E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak Prompts Canadian Safeway Burger Recall

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Canada Safeway Limited are warning the public not to consume The Gourmet Meat Shoppe and The Butcher’s Cut brands of Frozen Beef Burgers described below because these products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria.

The following products are affected by this Alert:

Brand

Product

Size

UPC

Code

The Gourmet

Meat Shoppe Big & Juicy Burger 1.13 kg 0 58200 10650 3 BEST BEFORE
2013 AU 14 EST 752

The Gourmet

Meat Shoppe Prime Rib Burger 907 g 0 58200 10733 3 BEST BEFORE
2013 AU 14 EST 752

The Butcher’s Cut

Pure Beef Patties
10 Patties
1.13 kg 0 58200 21604 2 BEST BEFORE
2013 AU 14 EST 752

The Butcher’s Cut

Pure Beef Patties
20 Patties
2.27 kg 0 58200 21592 2 BEST BEFORE
2013 AU 14 EST 752

The Butcher’s Cut

Pure Beef Patties
40 Patties
4.45 kg 0 58200 21594 6 BEST BEFORE
2013 AU 14 EST 752

These products have been distributed in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and Northwest Territories. Canada Safeway Limited, Calgary, Alberta, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

This recall is the result of E. coli O157:H7 product testing by the CFIA related to an ongoing outbreak investigation. The CFIA is currently conducting a food safety investigation at the producing facility to determine if any additional products may be affected.

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2013/20130219e.shtml#photos