Meat packer recalling more than 100 beef and veal products nationally: CFIA

Oct 3 2019, 8:19 am

Toronto-based Ryding-Regency Meat Packers Ltd. has issued a national recall for its own brand of raw beef and raw veal products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination.

Foodservice establishments, retailers, distributors, and manufacturers should not serve, use, or sell the recalled products described here.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products. Still, purchasers should check to see if they have the recalled products in their establishments.

If so, the meat should be returned to the location where they were purchased. If you have received the recalled products and have further transformed them, you are advised to contact the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 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.

This recall was triggered by an inspection by the CFIA. 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 CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.