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Published On: Tue, Oct 8th, 2013

Canada health officials now investigating 25 E.coli cases linked to Gort’s Gouda Cheese

In a follow up report to the E. coli O157:H7 cases linked to certain contaminated cheese products manufactured by Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) announced recently they are now investigating 25 E. coli O157:H7 cases in several provinces.

The cases, reported from five provinces, became ill between mid-July and mid-September. Most people who become ill from E.coli bacteria will recover within 5 to 10 days.

British Columbia (BC) health officials first issued a public alert on Sept. 17 and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a Health Hazard Alert warning the public not to consume the affected product.

The PHAC advises the public not to eat any of the recalled product. Check your refrigerator and if you have any of the recalled product in your home, return it to the point of purchase or throw it out.

Province / Territory Total cases
British Columbia 12
Alberta 10
Saskatchewan 1
Manitoba 1
Quebec 1
Total 25

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