Hillview Meat Processor in Ottawa has recalled raw pork and pork organ products from the marketplace for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reports.
The recall was triggered by findings of the CFIA, Alberta Health Services, and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak involving at least 14 confirmed E. coli infections Alberta earlier this month.
Hillview Meat Processor is recalling raw pork and pork organ products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Consumers should not consume and food service establishments, retailers, distributors and manufacturers in Alberta, should not serve, use, or sell these products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
The affected raw pork and pork organ products, supplied by Hillview Meat Processor, may have been transformed into raw muscle meat cuts, ground pork, sausages, and raw ready-to-eat products. The products, which may have been sold fresh or frozen, have only been distributed in Alberta.
The CFIA says the products were sold or distributed in Alberta by:
- ACME Meats – Acme, 127 Main St.
- Crossfield Meats Ltd. – Crossfield, 1017 B Nanton Ave.
- QC & C Meat Shop Ltd – Calgary, 5320 17 Avenue SE
- Paolini’s Sausage & Meat (Crossroads Market) – Calgary, 1235 26 Avenue SE
- Paolini’s Sausage and Meat Ltd. – Calgary, 5735 3 Street SE
- Trimming Fresh Meats – Calgary, 3, 6219 Centre Street NW
- V&T Meats – Calgary, 3111 17 Avenue SE
- Leung Ky Meat and Seafood Ltd. – Calgary, 1919 31 Street SE
- Community Foods – Calgary, 119, 3208 8 Avenue NE
- Hungarian Deli – Calgary, 4020 26 Street SE
- Rocky’s Sausage Haus – Calgary, 37 4 Street NE
Affected pork may still look and smell unspoiled, but can cause nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea, according to CFIA.