Beef and veal recalled from stores across GTA due to E. coli: CFIA

Oct 23 2019, 7:04 am

A food recall warning issued on October 21 has been updated to include additional product information, which was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Various raw beef and raw veal products are being recalled from the marketplace due to a risk of E. coli O157:H7 contamination.

Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers, and food service establishments like hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals, and nursing homes should not sell or use the recalled products described below, which have been sold across the GTA.

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There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products at this time. Still, you should check to see if you have any of them in your home or establishment. If you do, they should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased.

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled but it 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.

This recall was triggered by the CFIA’s inspection activities. The agency is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the public will be notified through updated food recall warnings.

A full list of all products recalled during this ongoing investigation can be found here.