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Published On: Thu, Oct 3rd, 2013

Super 8 Beef Burgers recalled due to possible E. coli contamination

Belmont Meats Ltd. of Toronto, Ontario has issued a voluntary recall of certain Compliments brand Super 8 Beef Burgers due to the risk of  E. coli O157:H7 contamination, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reported Oct. 2.

Compliments brand Super 8 Beef Burgers  Image/CFIA

Compliments brand Super 8 Beef Burgers
Image/CFIA

This recall is the result of an ongoing food safety investigation initiated as a result of a recent outbreak investigation. There may be recalls of additional products or best before dates as the food safety investigation at this facility continues.

The affected product in the recall is  Compliments brand Super 8 Beef Burgers in the 6 x 227 g (8 oz) / 1.36 kg size. The UPC is 0 55742 37055 3.

This product has been distributed in Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador in Sobeys banner stores, which might include Sobeys, Foodland, FreshCo, and Price Chopper.

There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The CFIA says, food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria my cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses. Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. Some people may have seizures or strokes and some may need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis. Others may live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

 

 

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